Tar Heel Pest Management News
November  2018
Download the NCPMA PCT App!

The 2019 NCPMA PCT School app is now available for download on Apple and Google App Stores! 

Whether you're looking for session locations or times, the PCT School schedule, speaker information or more, you'll find it all on the PCT School app.

And, we'll be updating it throughout the PCT School with the latest information...right at your fingertips.

Download it today by searching in your App Store or clicking one of the following links for the  Apple Store  or  Google Play Store.

PCT Registration

The PCT School is just around the corner. Don't miss your chance to join us in Durham!

Registration is open on the NCPMA website.

In This Issue
PCT School Overflow Hotel

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel is sold out. 

If you still need to book your room for the 2019 PCT School we have added a room block at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Raleigh Durham, located right next door to the Sheraton. 

Click here to reserve your room.

Springhill Suites
920 Slater Road
Durham, NC 27703

Register for Hands-On Courses at the PCT School

This year we are excited to offer two new courses at the PCT School. 

These are additional courses and space is limited. If you are interested in attending these courses, you must register for them ahead of time on the NCPMA website.

NCSU Hands-On Training for Techs & Spray School
North Carolina State University (NCSU) Hands-On Training for Techs & Spray School will be held Jan. 29 at the NCSU Structural Pest Management Training Facility on Chi Road in Raleigh. 

This 4-hour, hands-on training session for pest management managers and technicians will focus on proper equipment handling, calibration and repair and how to ensure accurate pesticide application rates and techniques. This is the only course offered at an off-site location during the PCT School and is capped at 100 participants.  

PLEASE NOTE: This course will not be held at the Sheraton Imperial. It will be held off-site at the NCSU Structural Pest Management Training Facility on Chi Road in Raleigh. 

NWCOA Wildlife Training
NWCOA Wildlife Training will be offered by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association on Jan. 31. This is the first 8-hour wildlife course offered at the PCT School and is designed to provide a comprehensive educational opportunity to earn credits while learning the latest in control techniques.

ACE Course and Exam 

For the first time, we'll be offering the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Review Class and Exam from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) at the 2019 PCT School!
The ACE Review Course will be offered Monday, Jan. 28 from noon to 5 p.m.  The ACE exam will be administered on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. 
In order to take the ACE exam, attendees must:
  • Pay a fee of $355-$395 payable to the Entomological Society of America
  • Receive prior approval by the ESA
  • Submit an ACE Certification application by Dec. 24, 2018
ACE application information can be found at  www.entocert.org, and PCT School registration information can be found at  www.ncpestmanagement.org.

Guest Column:  Hurricane recovery efforts expand for farmers, animals and communities 
Submitted by Joe Grippi, Bayer U.S. LLC

A representative from Pender County Animal Shelter in Burgaw_ N.C._ receives donated Bayer Animal Health products.
Hurricane Florence devastated the Southeastern United States in September and, only a few short weeks later, Hurricane Michael swept through the country adding to the already crippling damage. The severe flooding, structural damage and mass power outages have left residents struggling to get back on their feet.

In the weeks since the storms, Bayer has taken several steps to provide relief to the communities where we live and work. Bayer donated a total of $500,000 to support key relief efforts for farmers through the Farm Bureaus in five impacted states. Consumer Health donated products to the nonprofit organization Direct Relief. Bayer's Environmental Science (ES) business provided mosquito/fly control products to Pest Control companies in North and South Carolina, to battle pests in the wake of the hurricanes. On the Animal Health side, Bayer worked with nonprofit partner Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR) to get products to those caring for displaced, injured or ill animals. Also, at the beginning of 2018, Bayer proactively donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster preparedness programs for communities impacted by natural disasters.

Helping Our Customers Recover
The $500,000 donation is being directed -- $100,000 each - to the Farm Bureaus in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama, where farmers were particularly hard-hit by the storms.
Employees Giving Back
Individual employees also contributed in the wake of the hurricanes. Robyn Keiter, a veterinary technician with our Animal Health Veterinary Product Support team, volunteers her time as director of veterinary services for ASAR. Robyn has been hard at work providing relief for animals impacted by natural disasters, and she helped coordinate the shipping of animal health products to North Carolina.

In the News

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Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

Global Bedbug Summit
Nov. 27-29, 2018
Denver, CO

2019 Pest Control Technician's School
Jan. 27-31, 2019
Durham, NC
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