Tar Heel Pest Management News
October 2020

NCPMA Nominations Needed
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020

Know a great pest technician or administrative professional? 

Who's the one person in your office that goes above and beyond to help every customer and coworker every day?

Don't miss your chance to honor him or her with a NCPMA award!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Administrative Professional of the Year Award and the 2020 Technician of the Year Awards. 

Administrative Professional of the YearThis prestigious award honors an administrative professional who best demonstrates outstanding service, superior performance, exceptional efficiency, integrity and dedication to his/her fellow employees and their companies. 

Technician of the YearThe 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. Two awards are presented each year to a W-Phase and P-Phase technician.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Virtual Fall Meetings throughout September and October. We had great speakers and a great turnout at each meeting!

A special thank you to our fall meeting sponsors for making these meetings possible and for providing such amazing speakers!

In This Issue
Contacting NCPMA Headquarters

NCPMA's staff is currently working remotely and is available via email and phone to discuss any questions, comments, concerns, or requests you may have (using the same number/email). 
To keep you informed, NPMA will continue to update its information page and  NCPMA's page on coronavirus. If you have any questions or are concerned about availability, please feel free to reach out and discuss your concerns with our association staff:
Ashley Amidon, Executive Director, 703.999.8463
Ashlee Wilcox, Program Manager, 703.626.3321

Endowment Update

We have launched the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel to support the ongoing work of NCSU, focusing on supporting positions that directly contribute to the education of our industry.

Contributions are being accepted by visiting
this site  or  downloading the contribution form.

Public Policy Update: A Word From Public Policy
Guest Post by Marie Horner, Chair of NCPMA Public Policy Committee

It's so important to understand what you are voting about.  This year's election goes beyond who will be president.  Your vote is your voice on issues affecting housing, education, agriculture, employment, and healthcare.  Help make a difference in your community during this general election by going to the polls and casting your vote during early voting in NC or on election day Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Below are 5 reasons that you should vote!
  1. Elections have consequences.  You have the power to decide on the quality of life you want for yourself and future generations. Voting is your chance to stand up for the issues you care about like agriculture.  How will the results of the NC Agriculture Commissioner race between Steve Troxler (R-Incumbent) and Jenna Wadsworth (D) affect you and your business?
  2. Not voting is giving up your voice.  Elections are decided by the people who go out and vote. Take some time and learn about the measures and the candidates. If you don't vote, someone else will make the decision for you.  Your power is in your vote.
  3. It's your money.  You pay taxes, but do you know how that money is being used? Most people don't. Voting is your chance to choose how your tax dollars are spent - such as funding for health care, social services, and essential services.
  4. Voting is an opportunity for change.  Do you want to make a positive impact? Voting gives you that chance!  Support the candidates and ballot measures that can help your community, state, and even the nation for the greater good.  Make your voice heard in these elections.
  5. The community depends on you.  Our communities are made up of friends, loved ones, neighbors, and children.  Some may not know how important voting is, while others don't have the privilege. Make the decision to vote for yourself and those around you.
Make sure your voice is heard - vote!

Meet the Board: Clint Miller
NCPMA Past President

In his more than 40-year career as a pest management professional, Clint Miller has seen a lot. His involvement in NCPMA ranks as one of the highlights of his career.

"I don't really know how many years I have been on the board, but it has been some of the most exciting years as a PCO," he said. "Getting engaged with NCPMA was very helpful in my individual company due to the relationships and knowledge that comes from being involved with the trendsetters of our industry. I was introduced to many more operators across the state each year, and it opened doors I could not have opened without this opportunity!"

Clint, of Clint Miller Exterminating in Mount Pleasant, just completed his term as the association's 2019-2020 president and has served on numerous NCPMA Committees including the Public Relations Committee.

He joined the pest management industry through a college summer job and found that he loved being able to help homeowners with their insect and snake problems. He also loved working in crawlspaces which led to one of his most memorable experiences.

"While cleaning out a crawlspace, I came face-to-face with a skunk in an old air duct. The air duct was solid metal and 10 ft long. I rolled it across the ground and out comes a skunk just a couple of feet away!! I have no way to run. The skunk and I are equally surprised, but we both stayed calm, and she proceeds to walk out of the crawlspace with 3 babies following her!" he said.

Clint is an avid outdoorsman who is always on the go and can be found playing golf, hunting, fishing, hiking, snorkeling, riding 4 wheelers, traveling to new places and tasting new foods and wines. 

Mark your calendars for the 2021 NCPMA PCT School, which will be held Jan. 24-28, 2021.


More details to be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts for more information.

Due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19 and the continuing uncertainty surrounding the disease, we have made the difficult decision to move United We Stand to 2021. We are working with the hotel to secure dates for the 2021 event and are planning an excellent lineup of speakers and topics to ensure that our attendees have the best experience possible.

NCPMA continues to follow state and federal guidelines in regard to COVID-19 and wants to ensure the safety of all of our meeting attendees.

Please stay tuned to our websiteFacebook account and Twitter account for updates.

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If you are not already receiving text updates from us, simply text NCPMA to 833-961-2348.

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Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events:

Nov. 5-6

Jan. 24-28, 2021

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