Tar Heel Pest Management News
June  2020

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors who make each of NCPMA's programs and events possible throughout the year. 

Thank you for supporting North Carolina's pest management industry and for helping to continue our mission of encouraging pest management within our state, educating the state's pest management professionals and promoting the work of our industry statewide.

2020 Pest Control Technician's School:
Premier Technician Program:

NCPMA Update on Mid-Atlantic 2020
Board Meeting and General Membership Meeting July 23-24
As you may have seen, the Mid Atlantic meeting for 2020 has been cancelled. However, NCPMA has made the decision to hold an in-person/virtual Board Meeting on July 23rd and a General Membership meeting on July 24th. A class will also be offered for credit prior to the general membership meeting on July 24th. Members can attend online (information will be distributed soon on how to log in) or in person at the Marriott Grand Dunes. Members can still take advantage of the room rate should they choose to stay at the hotel. The meeting room will be set up to observe social distancing practices. 

NCPMA will send an official notice for the General Membership and Board meetings along with expected agenda items and a room location in a few weeks but wanted all members to have the information on the meeting now, should they choose to attend in person. There will be no charge to attend the meeting.

If you plan on attending, you can email  ncinfo@pestworld.org and specify whether you will be attending in person or online.

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.

Congratulations to N.C.'s 2020 ACE Recipients
Congratulations to the NCPMA members who participated in and passed this year's Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) course and exam.

ACE certification is the future of the professional pest management industry in today's increasingly complex and highly specialized economy.  That is why NCPMA is proud to offer a one-of-a-kind preparation course to its members.  

There are currently 37 ACE's in the state of NC and, of those, 10 have gone through NCPMA's program since it began in 2019.
NCPMA would like to recognize and congratulate the 2020 participants and the newest group of ACE's in NC.  
  • Dana McDuffie, McDuffie Pest Control
  • Don Grant, Grant Exterminating
  • Ryan Ewalt, Victory Pest Control
  • Matthew Donnelly, Orkin
  • Jennifer Arthur, BugLink Pest Prevention.
To find out more about the NCPMA ACE Preparation Course visit our website at  https://www.ncpestmanagement.org/ace.

Meet the Board:  Don Grant
Region One Director 
Like many pest management professionals, Don Grant grew up in the pest management industry watching his father run the family business.

Don, of Grant Exterminating in Gastonia, has been an active member of NCPMA for nearly 40 years. 

After serving previous terms on the Board of Directors in the 1990s, Don returned to serve on the NCPMA board in 2015. He is currently serving as the Region One Director on the Board of Directors and serves as the Chair of the NCPMA Endowment Committee and as a member of the Public Policy and Bylaws Committees. 

He has also previously served as a County Commissioner for Gaston County.

In his spare time, you'll find Don playing guitar, collecting music, gardening and craft brewing, a hobby he's enjoyed for more than 40 years.

Now Accepting NCPMA Scholarships Applications 
Deadline: July 1, 2020
We are now accepting applications for the 2020 NCPMA Education Foundation Past President's Scholarship.

These scholarships are designed for students enrolling or currently enrolled in post-high-school programs at technical schools, colleges or universities. 

Winners of these scholarships must be:
  • Owners or employees of NCPMA member companies, OR
  • Family members (spouses, children or grandchildren) of NCPMA member companies that have been in good standing with the organization for the past two years. 

An applicant's parents or grandparents must fulfill a two-year minimum requirement of working in the pest management industry. If this obligation is not fulfilled, the money is subject to full repayment.


To apply, visit our website.

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.

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events:

July Board Meeting and General Membership Meeting
July 23-24
Myrtle Beach, SC

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