Tar Heel Pest Management News
April 2019
2019 PCT Video

Our 2019 PCT School was one of our best ever!

We had a record number of attendees, new courses and seminars, and excellent opportunities to network and fellowship.

Our latest NCPMA video captures the excitement of the school and is now available on our YouTube channel.

Take a look at the 2019 PCT Video on our YouTube channel and share it on your social media accounts as well.

In This Issue
Update: NCPMA Legislative Reception
NCPMA members visit the N.C. General Assembly.
NCPMA will be hosting a Legislative Reception in which all State Legislators will be invited to attend and meet members of the pest management industry. 

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Where: The event will take place at the North Carolina Museum of History located at 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Additionally, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Raleigh City Center hotel. To make reservations, call 888.236.2427 and mention NCPMA by May 1, 2019 to receive the group rate of $274.00.

You can also make your reservation online by  clicking here

Why: It is imperative that we, as pest management professionals, advocate on behalf of our industry. This event will provide us the ability to introduce ourselves to new legislators and catch up with friends as we continue to educate lawmakers on the important work our companies do in the state to protect public health and property, while providing jobs to North Carolinians. 
Price for attendees is $25
Price for Sponsors (which includes admission for 2) is $250.


NCPMA PestLine Open for Consumers
We are excited to have our NCPMA PestLine open for consumers again this year! 

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 open April 1-30 and is free to consumers.

The NCPMA PestLine will accept questions and photos from consumers using one of three methods. 
The PestLine is open in honor of April as National Pest Management Month. 

Nominations Accepted: NCPMA Education Foundation Past Presidents' Scholarship 
Deadline: May 1, 2019
We are now accepting applications for our NCPMA Education Foundation Past Presidents' Scholarship. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.

Each year, NCPMA proudly awards scholarships of up to $10,000 to students with preference given to those who demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the pest management industry. 

Criteria for scholarships include:
  • Students who are enrolling or are currently enrolled in post-high-school programs at technical schools, colleges or universities
  • Winners must be owners or employees of NCPMA member companies or family members (spouses, children or grandchildren) of NCPMA member companies
  • NCPMA members must have been in good standing with NCPMA  for the past two years 
  • The applicant's parents or grandparents must fulfill a two-year minimum requirement of working in the pest management industry 
To apply, visit our website. Applications must be received by May 1, 2019.

Save the Date: 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference

Please mark your calendar and save the date for the 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach. 

Join us July 25-27 for three days of networking, education sessions and fun!

For information, visit the event page.

Meet the Board: Zack Taylor
Region Three Director
Zack Taylor currently serves as the Region 3 Director of NCPMA and as Chair of the PCT School Education Committee which secures the speakers for and plans the training and educational sessions for the PCT School.

Pest management is a family affair for Zack. He's a second-generation pest management professional who works as the Vice President of Capital Pest Services in Raleigh. 

"T he main reason I chose the pest management industry is to continue growing the family business that my father (Steve Taylor) started in 1981," Zack said. "I strive to continue making customers and our families happy alongside my brother, and former NCPMA President, Mitch Taylor."

Zack enjoys helping his customers solve their pest management problems. 

" One thing I can tell someone who is interested in becoming part of the pest management industry is that it's extremely satisfying knowing you have customers who can rely on you to keep them and their homes safe!" he said. "Our industry is a customer relations industry. It's different, and it's fun!"

Zack lives in Raleigh. Outside of the office, you can find him duck hunting with his dog, offshore fishing or traveling with his wife.

In the News

Check out the recent news coverage featuring NCPMA.

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

NCPMA Legislative Day
May 22, 2019
Raleigh, NC

Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic 2019 Summer Conference
July 25-27, 2019
Myrtle Beach, SC
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