Tar Heel Pest Management News
May  2017
Board member John Adkins presents 2016 Technician of the Year Awards to Jason Allen and Mike Fain
Now Accepting: Technician of the Year Applications
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017

Do you know an outstanding pest control or WDO technician? Help us recognize his/her outstanding work!

NCPMA is now accepting applications for the 2017 Technician of the Year Awards.  The 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.
Awards will be presented to one winner in each of the pest control and WDO categories at the 2018 Pest Control Technician's School in January 2018. Recipients will receive a plaque, a $250 gift card and free registration to the PCT School.

Deadline is July 31, 2017.


In This Issue
NCPMA Legislative Day

J oin us for NCPMA Legislative Day  on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the State Capitol in  Raleigh. Additionally, NCPMA will be hosting a reception/briefing at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 
Holiday Inn Raleigh (320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh)
Reception/Briefing 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 
State Capitol Cafeteria
Breakfast 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

To reserve your place please RSVP to Shelby Stein at  sstein@pestworld.org  

Save the Date: 2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference

We invite you to join us for the 2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. In addition to the quality education sessions featuring the latest in technical research, we are excited for an array of social functions, including a Summer Conference Beach Bash and a BBQ by the pool!
For more information and to register, visit our conference site

Structural Pest Control Rules Revision Update

*The following article was first published in the Structural Pest Control Bulletin. It has been reprinted with permission from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division. 

The Rules revisions to 02 NCAC34 .0328, .0502, .0503, .0505 and .0506 that were approved by the Structural Pest Control Committee (SPCC) on October 12, 2016 were presented to the Rules Review Commission on December 15, 2016. All of these revisions were approved with an effective date of January 1, 2017 and are now permanently published in our Structural Pest Control Rules & Regulations. These revisions were discussed in detail in an article from our previous Fall 2016 Bulletin.

- The revision to Rule .0328(a) states - "During inspections the licensee or his employees shall be present to provide access to all structural pest control records, pesticides, and application equipment upon request by the Division."

- The revision to Rule .0502 is regarding termiticides approved by the SPCC that have application methodology that differ from the minimum treatment standards required by Rules .0503, .0505 and .0506. Adequate efficacy data to support this methodology claim will have to be provided to the SPCC in order for the termiticide to be placed in the category of being exempt from the minimum treatment Rules. Also, this product will have to be labeled for protection of the entire structure. The use of these "methodology termiticides" that differ from the minimum treatment standard Rules will not require a waiver to be issued to the property owner or authorized agent.

- The revision to Rule .0502(a)(2)(B) states - "If the Committee approves a termiticide under Part (a)(1)(B) and the Directions for Use differ from the requirements of Rules .0503, .0505,
or .0506 of this Sec on, the committee may determine that treatments with those termiticides are exempt from all or part of the requirements of Rules .0503(a)(4) and (6) through (11), .0505, 
or .0506 of this Section, provided that the product is labeled for protection of the entire structure and the licensee provides a warranty for the control of subterranean termites on the enti re structure."

- The revisions to Rule .0503(f), .0505(h) and .0506(e) state - "If the licensee uses a termiticide that has been approved by the Commitiee pursuant to 02 NCAC 34 .0502(a)(2)(B) and the licensee complies with the requirements of that subsection, the licensee shall not be required to comply with 02 NCAC 34 .0503(a)(4) and (a)(6) through (11).

The Approved Termiticide List can be found on this web site.

Our Structural Pest Control Rules & Regulations can be found on this web site.

Member Profile
Marie Horner
NCPMA Board Member

For Marie Horner, the pest management industry was the right fit from day one. She began her career more than 18 years ago at Steritech and immediately knew the industry was where she wanted to be.
Marie has worked in pest management and has been active in both NCPMA and the National Pest Management Association.  She is the current North Carolina Regional Vice President of Arrow Exterminators, Inc., and she serves on numerous committees on the state and national levels. She serves as the current co-chair of the NCPMA PWIPM Committee and has served on NCPMA's Technician of the Year Committee, Membership Committee and PCT School Committee. 
On the national level, Marie has served as chair of the NPMA PWIPM Committee and chaired the NPMA Commercial Committee which just revised and released the 2016 Pest Management Standards for Food Processing and Handling Facilities.
In her spare time, Marie and her husband can be found competing in a league at a local bowling alley.  She also enjoys sports such as sky diving, sling shot rides, hang gliding and zip lines.
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