Tar Heel Pest Management News
July  2020

We are excited to welcome our new Board of Directors for 2020-2021. 
The new officers of the board of directors for 2020-2021 include:

Office Held
President John Adkins
Four Seasons Pest Control (Danville, VA)

Vice President Marty Roberts
Rid-A-Bug Exterminating Company, Inc. (Hamptonville)

Secretary/Treasurer Marie Horner
Arrow Exterminators (Greensboro)

Past President Clint Miller
Clint Miller Exterminating, Inc. (Mt. Pleasant) 


In addition, the board of directors welcomed four new members who have never previously served on the board of directors. These include Bernard Buttone (Triangle Pest Control), Johnnie Johnson (Eco Advantage Termite & Pest Solutions, Inc.), Patrick Thompson (Pest Management Systems, Inc.), and Kyle Franklin (BASF).
"2020 has been a year of challenges and change, but what hasn't changed is our dedication to serving the pest management industry in North Carolina. As a board of directors, we are proud to continue a nearly 70-year tradition of serving and representing the state's pest management industry," said John Adkins, 2020-2021 NCPMA President.

The officers and board members will serve a one-year term ending July 2021.  Each of the executive officers has served previous terms on the board of directors and has been active in board committees.

In This Issue
Contacting NCPMA Headquarters

NCPMA's staff is currently working remotely and is available via email and phone to discuss any questions, comments, concerns, or requests you may have (using the same number/email). 
To keep you informed, NPMA will continue to update its  information page and   NCPMA's page on coronavirus. If you have any questions or are concerned about availability, please feel free to reach out and discuss your concerns with our association staff:
Ashley Amidon, Executive Director, 703.999.8463
Amy Cannon, Association Management Services, 703.261.3216
Ashlee Wilcox, Program Manager, 703.626.3321

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.

NCPMA Award Nominations Now Open
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Administrative Professional of the Year Award and the 2020 Technician of the Year Awards. 

Administrative Professional of the YearThis prestigious award honors an administrative professional that best demonstrates outstanding service, superior performance, exceptional efficiency, integrity and dedication to his/her fellow employees and their companies. 

Technician of the YearThe NCPMA Technician of the Year Award is designed to recognize an individual who exemplifies those qualities that best define an outstanding service technician in the pest management industry of North Carolina. Two awards are presented each year to a W-Phase and P-Phase technician.

Register Today: Premier Technician Courses
Courses to be held Nov. 5-6

Register today for our next Premier Technician Courses. Join us Nov. 5-6 in Raleigh for the next two courses in our Premier Technician Training Program.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Occasional Invaders: What Are They & What To Do? (earn 7 CCU credits)
Presenter: Marie Horner, ACE - Arrow Exterminators

In this course participants will learn biology & behavior for boxelder bugs, centipedes, crickets, earwigs, ladybugs, millipedes, pillbugs, silverfish, slugs, springtails, and stink bugs. You will learn treatment and exclusion options as well as information to educate homeowners about them.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Bed Bugs: Everything About Bed Bugs from A to Z (earn 7 CCU credits)
Presenter: Dini Miller, Ph.D. - Urban Pest Management Specialist Virginia Tech

This course will cover everything from Bed Bug Biology & Behavior, Bed Bug Prevention Methods, How to Identify a Bed Bug Infestation, Bed Bug Treatments using Insecticides, non- chemical methods such as using heat (including how to put together and use a heat machine) as well as how to set up protocols to do bed bug work.

Sign up for NCPMA Texts!

NCPMA has a new text service to help our members stay informed. 

If you are not already receiving text updates from us, simply text NCPMA to 833-961-2348.

You'll receive a confirmation once the registration process is complete.

Upcoming Events calendar

Don't miss these upcoming events:

Nov. 5-6
Raleigh, NC

Nov. 19-20
Greensboro, NC

Jan. 2021
Durham, NC