Tar Heel Pest Management News
May 2019
NCPMA Members Elected to Serve on NPMA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Marie Horner, Ashley Morrison and Scott Canady who were recently elected to serve on the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Board of Directors.

Their terms begin July 1, 2019, and they will each serve as At-Large Directors on the board.

Marie Horner of Arrow Exterminators in Winston-Salem served on the NPMA Board of Directors for 2018-2019 and also currently serves as the Region Two Director of NCPMA. 

Ashley Morrison of City Wide Exterminating in Locust currently serves on the NCPMA Public Relations Committee.

Scott Canady of Canady's Services, Inc. in Lumber Bridge is a Past-President of NCPMA.

For more information, visit the NPMA Press Release.

In This Issue
NCPMA Legislative Reception
NCPMA members visit the N.C. General Assembly.
NCPMA will be hosting a Legislative Reception in which all State Legislators will be invited to attend and meet members of the pest management industry. 

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Where: The event will take place at the North Carolina Museum of History located at 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Additionally, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Raleigh City Center hotel. To make reservations, call 888.236.2427 and mention NCPMA by May 1, 2019 to receive the group rate of $274.00.

You can also make your reservation online by  clicking here

Why: It is imperative that we, as pest management professionals, advocate on behalf of our industry. This event will provide us the ability to introduce ourselves to new legislators and catch up with friends as we continue to educate lawmakers on the important work our companies do in the state to protect public health and property, while providing jobs to North Carolinians. 
Price for attendees is $25
Price for Sponsors (which includes admission for 2) is $250.


NCPMA's Spring Video
Our latest NCPMA Video Series video has launched! If you're looking for a way to educate customers about spring pests or share educational information on your social media accounts, check it out today.

Check our YouTube Channel for our latest video about Spring Pest Prevention

NCPMA Spring Pest Prevention Checklist
NCPMA Spring Pest Prevention Checklist

Nominations Accepted For NCPMA Awards
Technicians of the Year Awards and Administrative Professional of the Year Award

We love to honor the best of our industry! Help us identify outstanding pest management professionals.

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

Technician of the Year Award
Two Technician of the Year Awards are presented each year to outstanding pest management technicians in the P-Phase and W-Phase. 

Nominations are accepted on our website.

The nomination deadline is Aug. 30, 2019.

Administrative Professional of the Year Award
The Administrative Professional of the Year award is presented by the NC Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management to an outstanding man or woman who serves in an administrative position at a pest management company. 

Nominations are accepted on our website.

The nomination deadline is Sept. 30, 2019.

Save the Date: 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference

Please mark your calendar and save the date for the 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach. 

Join us July 25-27 for three days of networking, education sessions and fun!

For information, visit the event page.

Meet the Board: Sarah Dodd
At-Large Director
After attending NCPMA meetings as a child, it's no surprise that Sarah Dodd's now serving her third term on the NCPMA Board of Directors.

Sarah is a fourth-generation pest management professional who works at Carolina Pest Management, a company founded by her great-grandfather in 1939.

"I grew up in the industry and helping out in the office after school so it was a natural progression for me to come work for my family after graduating from college," she said. 

Sarah's been active in NCPMA since 2001 and has served in numerous positions with the association. She currently serves as an At-Large Board Member, Committee Chair of the Technician of the Year Committee and member of the Administrative Professional of the Year Award Committee and the Public Relations Committee.

She enjoys the collaborative nature of NCPMA.

"There are an endless amount of resources for members of NCPMA to use to learn and grow, from information on the website to talking to other members of the industry to get help or advice," she said. "I've never met another group of competitors that are so willing to help each other out."

Sarah lives in Matthews and enjoys traveling, advocating for homeless animals and animal shelters and has recently started a home garden.
Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

NCPMA Legislative Reception
May 22, 2019
Raleigh, NC

Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic 2019 Summer Conference
July 25-27, 2019
Myrtle Beach, SC
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