Tar Heel Pest Management News
October  2018
New Additions to the 2019 PCT School
Register today!

The 2019 NCPMA PCT School will be held Jan. 27-31, 2019 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. We are hard at work preparing a great program for everyone and are excited about the new offerings that will be offered for this year's attendees.  

Take a look at the new items we'll be offering:

New Interactive Courses for Attendees

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.  

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.

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PCT School Hotel Reservations

The 2019 PCT School will be held again at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center. 

We encourage you to make reservations well ahead of time. 

These can be made by  clicking here or calling 919.941.5050 or the central reservation number at 800.325.3535. 

Make sure to mention North Carolina Pest Management Association to receive the special room rate of $134 per night. 

The group rate is available until Dec. 31, 2018 but rooms typically sell out prior.

SURVEY: Do You Need a Category B Certification in Public Health?
Take this Quick Survey to Assist Us with PCT Programming

The North Carolina Pest Management Association is gearing up for a cutting edge 2019 PCT Conference. We have some of the biggest name speakers in the country, in addition to additional programming specific to wildlife control, bed bugs and a hands-on spray class.
This year we have received several requests to also incorporate the NC Department of Agriculture Category B exam for those folks that would like to be certified in Public Health. To assist with preparation for the exam, NCPMA is considering offering a training course in conjunction with the school on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The proposed schedule is below:
  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Category B Prep Training
  • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Lunch and Exhibits
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Category B Exam Offered by NC DACS
Please click here  to take a quick survey so that we can gauge interest in offering the Category B exam at the 2019 PCT School.
Note: You will need to take the Category B core exam unless you have taken the pesticide Section's Core Exam (e.g., to get a Category L or Ornamental & Turf Pest Control license) since 2004, then you do not need to take the Pesticide Section Core Exam.

Register Today: United We Stand 

Don't miss NCPMA's leadership conference United We Stand!

Join us Nov. 14-16 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro for three days of intensive, hands-on leadership courses designed to help pest management business owners, executives and managers develop and grow their businesses while networking with their industry peers. 

Space is limited! Be sure to secure your spot today.

Click here to register via our website and find information about hotel reservations.

Deadline Extended: Administrative Professional of the Year Award
Nominations due Oct. 31, 2018

We have extended the deadline for nominations for the Administrative Professional of the Year Award. We will accept nominations through Oct. 31, 2018!

This is a new annual award presented by the North Carolina Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management. The Administrative Professional of the Year Award will be presented to an administrative professional who demonstrates the following qualities:
  • Customer service-oriented both internally and externally
  • Commitment to the company's purpose
  • Current, full-time administrative support staff members
  • Have worked in his/her current position for at least two years
The winner will receive:
  • A plaque
  • $250 gift card
  • One-night stay at the 2019 PCT School and a gift card to cover expenses for the trip
To nominate someone, visit the NCPMA website for a downloadable form or an electronic form.
NEW DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

PestWorld 2018
Oct. 23-26, 2018
Orlando, FL

United We Stand
Nov. 14-16, 2018
Greensboro, NC

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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