Tar Heel Pest Management News
August 2019
NCPMA Welcomes New Board Members

We are excited to kick off the 2019-2020 NCPMA year and welcome our new board of directors!

At the 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, we inducted the new NCPMA Board of Directors and our new executive committee which includes our new executive officers. 

The new officers of the board of directors for 2019-2020 include:

President Clint Miller
Clint Miller Exterminating, Inc.
Vice President John Adkins
Four Seasons Pest Control
Secretary/Treasurer Marty Roberts
Rid-A-Bug Exterminating Company, Inc.
Past President Bruce Roberts
A-1 Termite and Pest Control, Inc.

"The North Carolina Pest Management Association has been serving the state's pest management industry for seven decades, and we, as board members, are honored to continue the tradition of excellent training and networking for our industry," said Clint Miller, 2019-2020 NCPMA President. "We are excited about the year ahead and look forward to expanding the professional training and certification options available to North Carolina's pest management professionals."

The officers will serve a one-year term ending July 2020. Each of the executive officers has served previous terms on the board of directors and has been active in board committees.


In This Issue
NCPMA Launches Premier Technician Program
We are excited to announce the launch of the NCPMA Premier Technician Program!

As an association, one of our primary goals is providing unparalleled  continuing education opportunities for our members, and this new training program will help  educate and recognize the best in the industry. 

T he NCPMA Premier Technician Program is an intensive, hands-on training program that can be completed in as little as 18 months

Don't miss our first courses which will be held Nov. 5-6. 
  • Ant Behavior: How and Why Ants Do What They Do (Presenter: Patricia Alder, NCSU)
  • Mouse vs Rat: The R Factor Commensal Rodent 101 (Presenter: Maria Miller, Univar) 
The program is made possible through the contributions of Strategic Founding Partners: BASF, Bayer, Bell Laboratories, Inc., Corteva Agriscience, FMC and Syngenta.

For more information, visit www.ncpestmanagement.org/ptp. 

Registration Open: Fall Membership Meetings
Our Fall Membership Meetings will be held throughout the state in September and October. 

Join us at a location near you.

Sept. 11
8-9:30 a.m.
Jimmie's Restaurant
7024 Brighton Park Drive
Mint Hill, NC
Fayetteville/Hope Mills
Sept. 26
6-7:30 p.m.
Sammio's Italian Restaurant
2623 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC
Oct. 3
7:30- 9 a.m.
La Quinta Inn and Suites
1201 Lanada Road
Greensboro, NC
Sept. 24
6-7:30 p.m.
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
1053 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Ste M
Hickory, NC
Oct. 9
5-6 p.m.
Golden Corral
2530 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC
Oct. 9
6-7:30 p.m.
Red Hot and Blue
6615 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC
Oct. 3
6-7 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings
206 Old Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC

Registration is available for

NCPMA Associated Certified Entomologist (ACE) Prep Course & Exam
Offered During PCT School Jan. 27-28, 2020

We will be hosting an Associated Certified Entomologist (ACE) prep course followed by the exam at the 2020 PCT School.  

Why sign up for this prep course?  Because unlike any other ACE prep course offered in the country, our goal is to help you through the process from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) application to passing the exam.  2019 was the inaugural year of this program, and 7 out of the 9 participants passed the exam!!
Benefits Offered to You:
  1. Once you submit your commitment form, you will be assigned a mentor that will work with you to complete all the paperwork required by ESA to take the exam.
  2. You will receive your study book immediately.
  3. Your mentor will work with you from the time you commit until the day of the prep course.
  4. Your mentor will be available to answer questions, encourage you and send you practice tests to start preparing on how to take the exam.  Our goal is for you to feel prepared when you walk in to review for the exam.
Start preparing NOW to become an Associate Certified Entomologist by completing and submitting your commitment form.  You will register and pay for the program in the 2020 PCT School Registration Form. 

For more information, visit our ACE information page at  www.ncpestmanagement.org/ace.  

Guest Column: A Message from NCPMA's 2019-2020 President
By Clint Miller, 2019-2020 NCPMA President
We have started a new year for NCPMA. 

The new Board of Directors has already been working hard to make this one of the best years yet for NCPMA. Here are a few of the things we have planned for the coming year.
  • Premier Technician Program: For years we have honored the best of the pest management industry through our awards programs and have offered the latest in pest management training programs. And, we want to continue to recognize the best in our industry. We launched a Premier Technician Training Program. This program is designed for technicians who are committed to the field and who strive to be experts in the industry. This hands-on, training course allows technicians to elevate their understanding of pest infestations from discovery to treatment. Registration will be open soon, so stay tuned!
  • Registered Technician Training: Our Board of Directors is working now to redesign and update the Registered Technician training. This program will be updated with the latest information for today's technicians.
  • NCSU Endowment Renewal: We are working closely with North Carolina State University to renew the NCPMA Endowment with the Department of Entomology and Pathology. We have had a close partnership with the department for years through the PCT School and NCPMA Education Foundation Scholarship and look forward to continuing our support of the department for years to come.
  • PCT School: And, of course, we have the Pest Control Technician's (PCT) School coming in January 2020. This year we'll be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the PCT School, and it should be one of our best yet! Our PCT School committee is hard at work planning the agenda, securing nationally recognized speakers and confirming details for a week of great sessions, networking and more. 
I am honored to be serving this association as its president and look forward to the year ahead. 

This is a great time for the pest management industry, and we'll make it even better together!

Save the Date: 2020 PCT School
The 2020 Pest Control Technician's (PCT) School is coming up in January and will be our 70th PCT School!  Mark your calendars for Jan. 26-30, 2020 and join us in Durham  for a week of networking, nationally known speakers and excellent training sessions you won't find anywhere else.
Featured Speakers
The PCT School will feature many nationally recognized speakers covering a variety of topics which we'll be announcing over the next few months.
Stay tuned over the next few months as we announce these exciting speakers!
Hands-on Training Sessions
The PCT School will again offer multiple hands-on training sessions for our attendees to learn the latest pest management techniques.
We will again offer the NCSU Hands-On Spray School and Live Learning Course. This year, however, the course will be held on-site at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham to make the experience more convenient for our attendees.

Nominations Accepted For NCPMA Awards
Technician of the Year Awards and Administrative Professional of the Year Award

We love to honor the best of our industry! Help us identify outstanding pest management professionals.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Technician  of the Year Awards and the Administrative Professional of the Year Award.

Technician of the Year Award

Two Technician of the Year Awards are presented each year to outstanding pest management technicians in the P-Phase and W-Phase. 

Nominations are accepted on our website.

The nomination deadline is Aug. 30, 2019.

Administrative Professional of the Year Award

The Administrative Professional of the Year award is presented by the NC Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management to an outstanding man or woman who serves in an administrative position at a pest management company. 

Nominations are accepted on our website.

The nomination deadline is Sept. 30, 2019.

In the News

Check out the recent news coverage featuring NCPMA.

New Board Members:

Premier Technician Program

Award Nominations

P-Phase and W-Phase
Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019

NPMA Women of Excellence
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

NC PWIPM Administrative Professional of the Year
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 
Oct. 15-18, 2019
San Diego, CA

Jan. 26-30, 2020
Durham, NC
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