Tar Heel Pest Management News
September 2015
Public Policy Committee Update: 
Proposed Rule Changes

The Public Policy Committee has been working with the Structural Pest Control Division to propose two rule changes.

1. The first rule (.0328) is a minor tweak to ensure that the division can
require the licensee or his employee be present during their inspection process.

2. The second rule change (.0502) has more of an impact. The intent of the rule below is to allow more flexibility for PCOs in North Carolina to use products in the future that  are not designed around the minimum standards treatment method to control termites.

The Structural Pest Control Committee (SPCC) has approved these proposed changes to  begin the rule change process . Rule-making is a complicated multi-step process that can take more than a year to complete. These are proposed changes that are NOT yet law.

We expect this process for rule changes to take a year or so with several opportunities for public comment before they become law. Click here to learn more information about this proposed rule changes.   

Meet the Board
Dana McDuffie
Vice President, NCPMA

Dana McDuffie of McDuffie Pest Control in Elizabethtown is the 2015-2016 NCPMA Vice President.

Dana has been an active member of the NCPMA board since 2007 who chairs the Technician of the Year Committee and serves on the Membership Committee and Financial Advisory Committee.

Dana is a second generation pest management professional who grew up working for her family's business. Her father started McDuffie Pest Control more than 50 years ago.

"In my years as a pest professional, I have had many moments that range from funny to heartwarming. This is a very fulfilling profession and we, as pest professionals, are making a difference every day in helping better people's lives while guarding the environment," said McDuffie.

In her spare time, McDuffie enjoys spending time with her teenage children, snow skiing and relaxing at the beach.

Committee Spotlight
Technician of the Year Committee
Dana McDuffie and John Adkins, Co-Chairs

The Technician of the Year Committee is responsible for choosing and awarding the winners of NCPMA's annual awards. NCPMA presents two Technician of the Year awards each year to technicians who exemplify the best qualities of pest management professionals within their companies. The two Technician of the Year awards are given each year to technicians in the pest management phase and wood destroying insects phase.

Technicians of the Year are chosen based on the applicant's demonstration of leadership among peers, excellent customer relations, knowledge of his/her job, superior job performance and the ability to successfully handle problems on the job. All applicants must be members of NCPMA, have at least two years of experience in either the pest management or wood-destroying insect phase and must be nominated by a person in a leadership role in his or her company.

For more information, visit the Award page on the NCPMA website.   
2015 Fall Membership Meetings
Our 2015 Fall Membership Meetings will be held across the state throughout October.  Information for some of these events are below.

We are still securing dates and locations for some meetings so check the NCPMA website often for updates.

Region Meeting Location Date Featured Speaker/Topic
Region 1 TBD
Region 2 Golden Corral
4404 Landview Dr.
Oct. 15
6 p.m.
Kim Reynolds
Field Ants
Region 3 Golden Corral  
7701 N Tryon St. Charlotte
Oct. 6
6 p.m.
Chris Miller
Termites 101
Region 4 TBD
Region 5 TBD
Oct. 8
6 p.m.
Chris Miller
Termites 101
Region 6 Parker's Barbecue
3109 S Memorial Dr
Oct. 6
6 p.m.
Brian Cope
Topic TBD
Region 7 TBD
Oct. 5
6 p.m.
Dave McCormick
Region 8 TBD
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Click links to get more information or to register.

PestWorld 2015
October 20-23, 2015
Nashville, TN

2016 NCPMA PCT School
Jan. 26-28, 2016
Raleigh, NC


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Applications Available
Technician of the Year Awards
We are now accepting applications for the NCPMA Technician of the Year Awards. 

The deadline is Oct. 15, 2015.

Download the application here.
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