Police Cracking Down On Persistent Solicitors

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  HOWELL – After numerous complaints about an unlicensed company soliciting to residents, Howell Police are taking action.

  “Over the past month we have received numerous complaints regarding solicitation by subjects on hover boards representing Aptive Pest Removal. They DO NOT have a solicitation permit issued by the township. The purpose of a solicitation permit is to vet the company and employees and to ensure compliance of our ordinance,” state police.

  Aptive Pest Removal has been issued summonses before, but continues to solicit door-to-door sales and ignore the complaints from residents.

  “One employee, who received a second summons today admitted his manager advised him to continue to solicit,” police added.

  Now, Howell Police are actively searching out these solicitors to issue appropriate summonses. Chief Kudrick directed officers to look for Aptive Pest Removal solicitors within their patrol sectors.

  In addition, action will be sought against the manager(s) and the company, said police.

  If you see any of these subjects soliciting, police ask that you contact 732-938-4111.

  “Again, background checks have not been conducted on any of these workers. They outright ignore the required solicitation permit process. Be cautious of any information you give out and who you allow inside your house. A quick Internet search will reveal concerning information about this company,” stated police.