Tar Heel Pest Management News
February 2016
Live! NCPMA Launches New Website

The new NCPMA website launched at the end of January. It includes many new features designed to enhance the user experience and put information right at visitor's fingertips.  

Highlights of the new site include:
  • Enhanced User Experience: Options for both consumers and professionals
  • Find a Pest ProA revised and enhanced search based on zip code
  • Identify a Pest Feature
  • Mobile Friendly
  • More Up-To-Date Information: Including NCPMA leadership, Hall of Fame, committees and more. 
Check out the new site at www.ncpestmanagement.org and let us know what you think.
Thank You From the 2016 PCT School
A note from Mitch Taylor:

On behalf of NCPMA, I would like to thank everybody who participated in this year's record setting PCT School!  

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors and especially Forshaw Inc. who stepped up to be the title sponsor for the PCT School.  Many thanks go out to the board of directors who helped in the registration room and/or moderating of educational sessions.  

We received outstanding feedback on our 1st Annual Casino Night and will plan on holding it again next year.  

I hope all of the exhibitors and PMPs who attended felt there was exceptional value in the school.  

If there are any questions, comments, or concerns please contact myself or Andy Architect, our association manager so we can continue to improve the PCT School experience for all.
Many Thanks,

Mitch Taylor
PCT School Chairman  
Apply Now! Scholarship Applications Available
Are you enrolled in a post-high-school education program at a technical school, college or university? Or have a child or grandchild who is? 

The NCPMA Past Presidents' Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for its 2016 scholarships.

Since 2004, NCPMA has awarded scholarships to owners, employees or children and grandchildren of owners or employees of NCPMA member companies, and preference is given to those who demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the pest management industry.

Since 2013, NCPMA has awarded $53,000 in scholarships to students statewide.

To apply, visit the NCPMA website.

Deadline: March 31, 2016
Register Now: NCPMA Regional Spring Workshops
Join NCPMA in March for a series of seven regional workshops for pest management professionals to be conducted in cooperation with the North Carolina State University Extension Service and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Spring Workshops are free for NCPMA members as an exclusive benefit to those who are part of the association and $25 for non-members. All participants must register to attend. 

Fees include refreshments and any handout materials.  

March 8 Greenville Holiday Inn
203 Greenville Blvd SW
March 8 Asheville Comfort Suites
890 Brevard Road
March 9 Raleigh NCSU Pest Management Facility
4000 Chi Road
March 9 Wilmington New Hanover County
6206 Oleander Drive
March 9 Fayetteville Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Service Center
301 East Mountain Drive
March 10 Concord Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension Service Center
715 Cabarrus Ave-West
March 10 Winston-Salem Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Service Center County Agriculture Building
1450 Fairchild Drive
Legislative Day
Join NPMA members from across the country in Washington, DC to meet with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and to hear keynote speakers Paul Begala, Political Commentator, CNN; Ari Fleischer, Author and Former White House Press Secretary; and Nicolle Wallace, Political Analyst, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Former White House Director of Communications; and S. E. Cupp, Political Commentator and Writer.

Hosted by the Capital Hilton. Call 202-393-1000 to make a reservation. The fee is $283/night.

To register, visit the event website.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Click links to get more information or to register.

March 8-10
Locations statewide

March 13-15, 2016
Washington, DC


Table of Contents
Meet the Board
Wes Wooten
Region III Director

Since 2006, Wes Wooten has been an active member of NCPMA.  He currently serves as the Region 3 Director and a member of the PR Committee of NCPMA. 

As the owner and manager of State Pest Control, Inc. in Clinton, Wes enjoys helping customers solve their pest problems. 

"People's home are often their largest investment, and when there is an issue in the home that threatens the health or safety of loved ones, it is a great feeling to provide a solution," he said. "Further, having met many people in pest management prior to my pursuing a career in the industry, I was encouraged to join such a great group of people."  

In his spare time, Wes enjoys spending time outdoors either hunting, bear hunting, fishing at the beach, riding four-wheelers or farming. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Committee Spotlight
PCT Education Committee

The PCT Education Committee works closely with the PCT School Committee to select speakers and topics for the annual NCPMA PCT School. Thanks to the efforts of this committee, PCT School attendees attend classes featuring topics and speakers that are relevant, interesting, and educational.

The committee is comprised of representatives from the N.C. State University Department of Entomology, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, chemical manufacturers and pest management companies.

The committee is chaired by
Kim Reynolds of Hometeam Pest Defense in Raleigh and Tommy Powell.
Coming in March
Look for these features in our next issue:

The latest NCPMA Hall of Fame inductee


2015 Technician of the Year Award Winners



of the North Carolina Education Foundation Scholarship at NCSU

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