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Unlicensed Peddlers Descend

Thu, 06/20/2024 - 18:39

Peddlers claiming to be from a company called EcoShield were out in force last week in different parts of town.

On the afternoon of June 10, a man claiming to work for the “EcoShield Pesticide Company” was seen spraying near a house on Morris Park Lane in East Hampton. Town police, responding to a call, found that he was in fact a peddler, without a license to be on the streets. An officer watched him leave on foot.

Later that afternoon, on Highland Boulevard in Springs, a similar complaint came in. The man, likely the same one, told police he believed “The Springs” was a separate township, and said “his boss told him he could operate there.” Officers advised him that peddling requires a license and issued a citation.

The very next day, again in Springs, police were informed of yet another person trying to sell EcoShield pesticides. It was a woman this time, who was found on Springwood Lane offering a discount, police said, for her services. She too was informed that she needed town permission, and was cited for peddling without a license.

The Morris Park man, or the Highland Boulevard man, or a third man claiming to represent EcoShield, turned up in Montauk later in the week. A caller on West Lake Drive told police he’d previously used the EcoShield product, and that a man who said he was an employee of the company had just come onto his property asking to renew the contract, which the resident did not wish to do. An officer found the man, who stated that he understood he could not come back.

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