Tar Heel Pest Management News
December  2019
2019: A Big Year for NCPMA

It is hard to believe that 2019 is almost at a close! As we look back on the previous year, we want to recognize some of the things that made 2019 such a huge year for NCPMA!

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2020! We look forward to seeing everyone at our 2020 PCT School in January.

PCT School
We held the 69th Annual Pest Control Technician's (PCT) School in January which was our largest event yet with more than 1,000 attendees. We are excited for the 70th Annual PCT School which will be held Jan. 26-30, 2020.

NCPMA Leadership
We welcomed our new board of directors and executive committee and our new Executive Director, Ashley Amidon, in July. A big thank you to our previous board of directors and executive director, Andy Architect, for all of their hard work!

Premier Technician Program
We kicked off the Premier Technician Program, which is designed to provide in-depth, intensive training for pest management professionals who strive to be experts in their industry.  The Premier Technician program offers a continuous series of eight themed courses. Information is available on our website.

We launched the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel to  support the ongoing work of NCSU, focusing on supporting positions that directly contribute to the education of our industry.

Download the 2020 PCT School App
Available in Apple and Google App Stores

Our 2020 PCT School App is live!

Download it today for free from the  Apple  and  Google  app stores.

The app offers up-to-date information about the PCT School including session schedules, speaker information and push notifications. It will be updated regularly with the latest information available for attendees.
If you downloaded the 2019 PCT School App
The 2020 app is an updated version of the 2019 PCT School app. You do not need to download the app again!

Just open the app on your device and search for new content under the app's "Upcoming Events" section.


In This Issue
PCT Registration: Book Your Hotel Now

Book your hotel for the 2020 PCT School now. 

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel is currently sold out. 

We have added a room block at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Raleigh Durham which is located right next door to the Sheraton. 

Check our website to register for the PCT School and book your room now.

Endowment Update

We have launched the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel to  support the ongoing work of NCSU, focusing on supporting positions that directly contribute to the education of our industry.

Contributions are being accepted by visiting
this site  or   downloading the contribution form.

Congratulations to NCPMA's Award Winners!
Three Professionals Receive Technician of the Year and Administrative Professional of the Year

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Technician of the Year Awards and 2019 Administrative Professional of the Year Award. Each recipient will receive his or her award at the 2020 PCT School in January.
Technician of the Year 
Ronald Wilson
Madison, NC
Technician of the Year 
Caleb Dulin
City Wide Exterminating
Locust, NC
Administrative Professional of the Year
Regana Cavin
Arrow Exterminating
China Grove, NC
"It brings us great pride to present these awards to these outstanding professionals, and we wish them all a huge congratulations," said  Clint Miller, president of NCPMA.  "These professionals are leaders to their peers and have shown dedication to their craft, outstanding work ethics and unparalleled commitments to customer service."
PCT Update: Casino Night

We have exciting changes coming to our Casino Night for the 2020 PCT School.

The event will be held Monday Jan. 27, 2020.

This year our plans are to make it even better! It will be in a larger room, and we are  changing how prizes will be awarded. 
  • All prizes will be on display with a bucket next to each donated prize. 
  • For every $500 in chips a person has at the conclusion of the games they will receive a raffle ticket that they can place in any bucket they choose. The more chips they have, the more chances they have to win something, but everyone with at least $500 in chips will still have a chance to win.
Don't miss this great kick-off to the PCT School! Register today.

Registration Open: NCSU Hands-On Training at PCT School
Join us at the 2020 PCT School for the NCSU Hands-On Training for Technicians/Spray School. 

This course was first offered at our 2019 PCT School and was a huge success! We are excited to bring it back for our attendees and are looking forward to having it ON-SITE at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center to make it easier for everyone to attend.

We'll offer the following topics:
  • B&G Breakdown and Repair
  • Fly Control & Drain Applications
  • Respirator Fit & PPE
The course will focus on proper equipment handling, calibration and repair and ensuring accurate pesticide application rates and techniques. This program will be capped at 90 participants, so please register early to ensure your spot is reserved.

Registration Open: ACE Prep Course and Test
We are excited to again offer the  Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) prep course and exam at the 2020 Pest Control Technician's (PCT) School. 

We launched this program at the 2019 PCT School, and had an incredible result. Seven of the nine participants passed the exam!

Our goal is to help you through the entire process from completing the ESA application to passing the exam. 

Benefits offered to you.
  • 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.
  • You will receive your study book immediately.
  • Your mentor will work with you from the time you commit until the day of the prep course.
  • 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. 

In the News

Executive Director

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

2020 NCPMA PCT School
Jan. 26-30, 2020
Durham, NC

January Board of Directors Meeting
Jan. 27, 2020
Durham, NC
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