Tar Heel Pest Management News
October 2015
"We care about the people"
What Billy Tesh Learned as NPMA President

From July 2014-June 2015, Greensboro's Billy Tesh traveled across the U.S. as president of the National Pest Management Association. He spent the year meeting with NPMA members and lawmakers on behalf of the pest management industry.

Throughout his term, Billy realized that pest management professionals nationwide share a common concern; they care about people.

"We are here to serve our customers and to provide solutions. We are an industry that provides solutions," Billy said. "The unique thing about our industry is most owners are philanthropic. They see people in need, and they help. They see that need in their community, and they feel that responsibility, and they help."

His term as president also helped him realize how active NPMA is in promoting the pest management industry on a national and local level.

"Until you're president, you never know how many moving parts there are for the industry that the association does to protect the integrity of our business," he said.

His year as NPMA president also gave him a renewed focus for his own business, Greensboro-based Pest Management Systems, Inc.  He is incorporating things he learned from colleagues nationwide as well as making his business more efficient through systems he incorporated to monitor business activity while traveling.

Billy has more than 40 years of pest management industry experience and has been an active member of NPMA and NCPMA for many years.  In addition, he served as NCPMA president in 1987.

Fall Membership Meetings
The Fall Membership Meetings were held throughout the state during the first weeks of October.  

We had a great turnout at each one and thank everyone who participated!

Deadline Approaching:
Technician of the Year Applications
Know of a Pest Management Technician who excels at his or her
Recipients of the 2014 Technician of the Year Awards.

Don't miss the chance to nominate him or her for the upcoming Technician of the Year Awards.  

Application deadline is Oct. 31, 2015.

To download the application, click here.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Click links to get more information or to register.

Nov. 19, 2015

Jan. 26-28, 2016
Raleigh, NC


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Meet the Board

Donnie Shelton

Donnie Shelton is the owner of Triangle Pest Control in Holly Springs.  He is serving as the 2015-2016 Secretary/Treasurer of NCPMA.

Donnie joined the pest management industry in 2006 and quickly became involved in NCPMA.  After learning from other colleagues in the industry, he felt a responsibility to help others as well.  He has served on the board of directors for five years as a  regional director, an at-large director and now an officer.

As a former software engineer, Donnie considers the people he interacts with as the best part of his job. "We have awesome customers and great employees as well," he said.
Committee Spotlight
Consumer Outreach Committee

The Consumer Outreach Committee is one of NCPMA's newest committees.

Its goal is to educate consumers about the value of pest management by connecting the consumer with good, reliable information. The committee is currently working on a new website for NCPMA. The new site will include two sections; one for members and one for consumers. 

Donnie Shelton serves as the committee chairperson.

For more information, email  Donnie.
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