Tar Heel Pest Management News
December  2018
Hands-On Experience at PCT School
Register today for the NCSU Spray School and Live Learning Course

Our 2019 PCT School will offer something that we've never seen before at our previous schools.

For the first time, we'll offer the NCSU Hands-On Spray School and Live Learning Course. This course will be held off-site at the  NCSU Structural Pest Management Training Facility at 4000 Chi Road in Raleigh on Jan. 29. 

The NCSU Structural Pest Management Training Facility on Chi Road in Raleigh.

T his 4-hour, hands-on training session for pest management managers and technicians will focus on proper equipment handling, calibration and repair and how to ensure accurate pesticide application rates and techniques.

Join us on Jan. 29 at the NCSU Structural Pest Management Training Facility in Raleigh to learn:
  • Complete B&G hand sprayer rebuilding
  • Backpack sprayers both battery and hand operated
  • Power rigs both battery and gasoline powered
  • Calibrations
  • Spray patterns
We are excited to offer this course for our PCT attendees and can't wait to see everyone learning new skills.

Space is limited at the Training Facility. So,  registration is required. 

Don't miss your chance to take part in this great interactive learning experience.

PLEASE NOTE: This course will be held off-site at the NCSU Structural Pest Management Training Facility at 4000 Chi Road in Raleigh. This is the only course that will NOT be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel.

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PCT School Overflow Hotel

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel is sold out. 

If you still need to book your room for the 2019 PCT School we have added a room block at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Raleigh Durham, located right next door to the Sheraton. 

Click here to reserve your room.

Springhill Suites
920 Slater Road
Durham, NC 27703

PCT Registration

Have you registered for the PCT School? Don't miss your chance to join us in Durham!

Registration is open on the NCPMA website.

NWCOA Bat Standards Training Available at PCT School

We will also be hosting Wildlife Training by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA).

Join us at the 2019 PCT School on Jan. 31 for the NWCOA Bat Standards Course which is designed to aid in the survival and future of bats in North America as well as to educate those who perform bat exclusion service in residential and commercial structures.

The course will cover:
  • Bat biology, behavior and identification
  • Service Agreement language for bat removal and guano removal
  • Seasonal restrictions
  • Inspection techniques, equipment and safety
  • And more!
Upon completion of the course and successful passing of a test, operators will be NWCOA Bat Standards Certified.

This is the first 8-hour wildlife course offered at the PCT School and is designed to provide a comprehensive educational opportunity to earn credits while learning the latest in control techniques.

Registration is required and can be completed on the NCPMA Website.

Download the NCPMA PCT App!

The 2019 NCPMA PCT School app is now available for download on Apple and Google App Stores! 

Whether you're looking for session locations or times, the PCT School schedule, speaker information or more, you'll find it all on the PCT School app.

And, we'll be updating it throughout the PCT School with the latest information...right at your fingertips.

Download it today by searching in your App Store or clicking one of the following links for the  Apple Store  or  Google Play Store.

ACE Course and Exam 

For the first time, we'll be offering the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Review Class and Exam from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) at the 2019 PCT School!
The ACE Review Course will be offered Monday, Jan. 28 from noon to 5 p.m.  The ACE exam will be administered on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. 
In order to take the ACE exam, attendees must:
  • Pay a fee of $355-$395 payable to the Entomological Society of America
  • Receive prior approval by the ESA
  • Submit an ACE Certification application by Dec. 24, 2018
ACE application information can be found at  www.entocert.org, and PCT School registration information can be found at  www.ncpestmanagement.org.

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Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

2019 Pest Control Technician's School
Jan. 27-31, 2019
Durham, NC

2019 Southern Conference
Feb. 5-6, 2019
Memphis, TN

2019 Wildlife Expo
Feb. 6-8, 2019
Myrtle Beach, SC

NPMA Legislative Day
Feb. 24-26, 2019
Washington, DC
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