Tar Heel Pest Management News
April  2018
NPMA Legislative Day
Guest Column By Clint Miller 

From March 18-20, I joined several of my fellow NCPMA board members and NCPMA members to participate in the annual NPMA Legislative Day in Washington, D.C.
We arrived in Washington, D.C. on Sunday afternoon in time for the "Capitol Steps Performance/Dessert Reception" which was a great, fun event to kick off the festivities. 
Monday morning started out with the presentation of the PCT Technician of the Year awards presentation. Then, we attended several interesting sessions including a review of pesticide regulatory reform before the keynote luncheon featuring Karl Rove and Josh Earnest. Their presentation was very entertaining and enlightening.
We then attended several afternoon sessions including a NPMA Issues Briefing and Strategy Session before finishing off the day with keynote speaker former Congressman Jason Chaffetz.
Tuesday morning started off with a breakfast that featured speaker Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager of Donald Trump's 2016 Presidential Campaign. Next the group set off for meetings on Capitol Hill where they got to meet one-on-one with North Carolina's representatives and senators while I headed home to escape the oncoming snow storm.
My early flight out of D.C. may have ended my 2018 NPMA Legislative Day, but my colleagues were able to stay and tell North Carolina's elected officials about the pest management industry and the issues that impact us all.

In This Issue
NCPMA PestLine is Open! 
Association celebrates National Pest Management Month

Governor Roy Cooper recently declared April to be National Pest Management Month in NC. ( Click here to view the official proclamation).

In celebration of Pest Management month, we are excited to again offer our NCPMA PestLine throughout the month of April! 
The NCPMA PestLine is a free electronic hotline that connects consumers with pest experts who help them identify pests and recommend treatment and prevention strategies.
The NCPMA PestLine is accepting questions and photos from consumers using one of three methods.

Attention Students: NCPMA Scholarship Applications Due May 1
Do you know someone who is attending a post-high school education program next year? 

We are now accepting applications for the  NCPMA Past Presidents' Scholarship through May 1. This scholarship is open to any member company  owners or employees, or children and grandchildren of an owner or employee. The owner or employee must currently work for a NCPMA member company that has been in good standing for the past two years.

Each year NCPMA awards scholarships ranging up to $10,000. Since 2005, we have awarded nearly $169,000 in total scholarships to students across North Carolina.

To apply, visit our website.   

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Meet the Board
Dylan Morrison
Presidential Appointee

Dylan Morrison of City Wide Exterminating, Inc. in Locust, N.C. is serving his first term on the NCPMA Board of Directors as a Presidential Appointee. 

Dylan has been an active member of NCPMA since 2010, but has been in the industry since he began working for City Wide Exterminating, Inc. throughout high school.

"It's really all I've ever known. I started digging trenches for termite treatments on weekends when I was 14 for my neighbor when he first started City Wide Exterminating. I quickly became fascinated by the different aspects of the job and intrigued by the industry," Dylan said.

Pest management has gi ven Dylan many memorable experiences including searching for bed bugs in a Boeing-737 jet.

In his spare time, you'll find Dylan spending time with his two young daughters holding  tea parties, playing soccer games, painting nails or riding bikes. He also enjoys kayaking at the beach or traveling with his wife.

Now Accepting Applications
Winners of the 2017 Technician of the Year Awards.

W-Phase and P-Phase 
Deadline: Aug. 30, 2018

In the News

Pest Management Professional:   "NCPMA PestLine, behind the scenes"

PCT Magazine: "NCPMA to Open PestLine For Consumer Pest Management Questions"

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

NPMA Academy
July 18-20, 2018
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Conference
July 26-28, 2018
Wrightsville Beach, NC
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