Tar Heel Pest Management News
November  2019
NCPMA Celebrates Endowment in Honor of Dr. Mike Waldvogel

On Nov. 13, we celebrated the launch of the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel at the Angus Barn in Raleigh.

We gathered to celebrate the career of North Carolina State University (NCSU) professor Mike Waldvogel and thank the donors who have already pledged $1,000 or more to the endowment.

NCPMA has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the research and extension faculty at NCSU; a relationship that has raised the industry up over many years.  The endowment will support the ongoing work of NCSU, focusing on supporting positions that directly contribute to the education of our industry.

Event Sponsor
A special thank you to Arrow Exterminators who sponsored the Thank You Dinner at the Angus Barn and made the evening possible!

Now Accepting Contributions
NCPMA is fully committed to ensuring that funding is always available for our industry, and we need you to join our effort. 

Contributions are still being accepted! To contribute, visit this site or download the contribution form.
Contact Ashley Amidon at aamidon@pestworld.org.

In This Issue
PCT Registration: Book Your Hotel Now

Book your hotel for the 2020 PCT School now. 

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel is currently sold out. 

We have added a room block at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Raleigh Durham which is located right next door to the Sheraton. 

Check our website to register for the PCT School and book your room now.

PCT Update: Darren McBurnett Announced as Headline Speaker
Registration and Room Reservations Now Open 

We are excited to announce the headline speaker for our 2020 Pest Control Technician's School.  Darren McBurnett will join us Jan. 28 for the Opening Session of the 70th Annual PCT School. 
McBurnett is a former Navy SEAL and veteran who spent 24 years serving his country. In addition, he is an accomplished athlete, award-winning photographer, author and motivational speaker. 

Visit his  website to learn more about his career and experience.

NCPMA Launches Premier Technician Program
On Nov. 5-6, 2019, we held the first Premier Technician Training courses in Raleigh. 

Seventeen pest management professionals participated in the courses at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Structural Pest Management Training Facility in Raleigh.
The courses included:
  • "Ant Behavior: How and Why Ants Do What They Do" led by Patricia Alder of NCSU
  • "Mouse vs Rat: The R Factor Commensal Rodent 101" led by Maria Miller of Univar
The next series of Premier Technician Courses will be offered in 2020 and will be announced soon on the NCPMA website
The NCPMA Premier Technician Program is an intensive, hands-on training program designed to recognize pest management technicians who strive to be experts in the industry.  The Premier Technician designation will be awarded to industry professionals who complete eight or more Premier Technician courses. The program offers a continuous series of courses that educates participants about pest infestations from discovery to treatment by providing in-depth, hands-on training in the classroom and the field using state-of-the-art equipment. 
The program is made possible through the contributions of its Strategic Founding Partners: BASF, Bayer, Bell Laboratories, Inc., Corteva Agriscience, FMC and Syngenta.

To register, visit  www.ncpestmanagement.org/ptp.  

Registration Open: ACE Prep Course and Test
We are excited to again offer the  Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) prep course and exam at the 2020 Pest Control Technician's (PCT) School. 

We launched this program at the 2019 PCT School, and had an incredible result. Seven of the nine participants passed the exam!

Our goal is to help you through the entire process from completing the ESA application to passing the exam. 

Benefits offered to you.
  • Once you submit your commitment form, you will be assigned a mentor that will work with you to complete all the paperwork required by ESA to take the exam.
  • You will receive your study book immediately.
  • Your mentor will work with you from the time you commit until the day of the prep course.
  • Your mentor will be available to answer questions, encourage you and send you practice tests to start preparing on how to take the exam.  Our goal is for you to feel prepared when you walk in to review for the exam.
Start preparing NOW to become an Associate Certified Entomologist by completing and submitting your commitment form.  You will register and pay for the program in the 2020 PCT School Registration Form. 

In the News

NCSU Endowment
Premier Technician Courses

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

2020 NCPMA PCT School
Jan. 26-30, 2020
Durham, NC

January Board of Directors Meeting
Jan. 27, 2020
Durham, NC
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