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Register for the NCPWIPM and SCPWIPM Freedom Walk During Mid-Atlantic!
06/05/2024

Register for the NCPWIPM and SCPWIPM Freedom Walk During Mid-Atlantic!

Join the North Carolina and South Carolina Professional Women in Pest Management Chapters on Thursday, July 25 at 7 a.m. for their first Annual “Freedom Walk."  All proceeds will benefit the Safe House Project.


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Register for the 2024 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference
05/10/2024

Register for the 2024 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference

Join the North Carolina and South Carolina Professional Women in Pest Management Chapters on Thursday, July 25 at 7 a.m. for their first Annual “Freedom Walk."  All proceeds will benefit the Safe House Project.


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Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association
04/01/2024

Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced its 2023 scholarship recipients.


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NCPMA Graduates 3 New Premier Technicians
03/06/2024

NCPMA Graduates 3 New Premier Technicians

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is proud to announce that three individuals completed its Premier Technician Program throughout the courses offered March 5-6, 2024.


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Apply today for a NCPMA Past Presidents' Scholarship
02/29/2024

Apply today for a NCPMA Past Presidents' Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2024

Applications now available for the NCPMA Education Foundation Past Presidents' Scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 15!


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NCPMA Announces Winners of 2023 Awards
02/06/2024

NCPMA Announces Winners of 2023 Awards

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today announced the winners of its 2023 awards. The winners were announced at the opening session of the 2024 NCPMA Pest Control Technician’s School on Jan. 23, 2024.


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74th Annual Pest Control Technician's School Opens in Durham
01/23/2024

74th Annual Pest Control Technician's School Opens in Durham


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NCPMA Graduates 5 New Premier Technicians
12/14/2023

NCPMA Graduates 5 New Premier Technicians


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Letter from Endowment Committee: Help NCPMA Reach Its Goal to Help Our Industry
12/11/2023

Letter from Endowment Committee: Help NCPMA Reach Its Goal to Help Our Industry


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First Class of NCPMA Leadership Development Academy Graduates
11/17/2023

First Class of NCPMA Leadership Development Academy Graduates

16 Individuals Complete Executive Training Program The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is proud to announce that sixteen individuals have completed the association’s first class of the Leadership Development Academy.


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Sign Up to Receive NCPWIPM Information
11/13/2023

Sign Up to Receive NCPWIPM Information

The NC Professional Women in Pest Management chapter has a lot of great events and plans for the coming months, and you don’t want to miss any of it.


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NCPMA "Bug Cup" Charity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Endowment
10/11/2023

NCPMA "Bug Cup" Charity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Endowment


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Guest Column: How can you attract the best talent?
09/14/2023

Guest Column: How can you attract the best talent?


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FORSHAW Announced as Title and Keynote Sponsor for 2024 NCPMA PCT School
08/30/2023

FORSHAW Announced as Title and Keynote Sponsor for 2024 NCPMA PCT School

Hundreds of pest management professionals expected at NCPMA’s largest conference


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2024 Spring Workshops
08/28/2023

2024 Spring Workshops

Our 2024 Virtual Spring Workshops will be held in April. Register today so you don't miss one of these great sessions


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The Year Ahead: A Message from our President
08/11/2023

The Year Ahead: A Message from our President

Guest Column by NCPMA President Dylan Morrison NCPMA has been a big part of my life since I joined in 2014.


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NC Pest Association Welcomes New Board Members
08/03/2023

NC Pest Association Welcomes New Board Members

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today welcomed its new slate of board members for 2023-2024. The new board of directors was installed during the 2023 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Meeting which is being held in Savannah, GA.


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NCPMA Launches NC PestVets Chapter
05/09/2023

NCPMA Launches NC PestVets Chapter

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has launched NC PestVets, a chapter of the National Pest Management Association’s PestVets. The chapter will focus on reaching out to and supporting veterans in North Carolina’s pest management industry and educating veterans and military personnel about career opportunities in pest management.


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NCPMA Graduates 3 New Premier Technicians
04/06/2023

NCPMA Graduates 3 New Premier Technicians

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is proud to announce that three individuals completed its Premier Technician Program throughout the courses offered March 29-30, 2023.


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NCPMA Announces Winners of 2022 Awards
02/15/2023

NCPMA Announces Winners of 2022 Awards

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today announced the winners of its 2022 awards.


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Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association
02/08/2023

Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association

The Education Foundation of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced its recent scholarship recipients.


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73rd Annual Pest Control Technician's School Opens in Durham
01/25/2023

73rd Annual Pest Control Technician's School Opens in Durham

The 73rd Annual Pest Control Technician’s School kicked off Jan. 24 in Durham with the Opening Session and General Membership Meeting. The event, which is sponsored by the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA), is being held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Durham.


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NCPMA Inaugural "Bug Cup" Charity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Endowment
10/20/2022

NCPMA Inaugural "Bug Cup" Charity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Endowment

On Oct. 5, more than 100 golfers, volunteers and supporters with the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) gathered at the Crooked Tree Golf Course in Brown Summit, N.C. for a charity golf tournament affectionally dubbed “The 2022 Bug Cup.” The tournament raised more than $10,000 to benefit NCPMA Charities and the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel.


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NCPMA Graduates 8 New Premier Technicians
10/06/2022

NCPMA Graduates 8 New Premier Technicians

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is proud to announce that eight individuals completed its Premier Technician Program throughout the courses offered Sept. 7-8, 2022.


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Looking Ahead: Engaging our Members for NCPMA’s Next Chapter
08/12/2022

Looking Ahead: Engaging our Members for NCPMA’s Next Chapter

Guest Column by Marie Horner, 2022-2023 NCPMA President A lot has changed since I joined the pest management industry in 1987, but one thing has always been constant throughout my career, NCPMA.


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NCPMA to Host 2022 Bug Cup Charity Golf Tournament
07/27/2022

NCPMA to Host 2022 Bug Cup Charity Golf Tournament

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) will host the first 2022 Bug Cup Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 5. Tournament proceeds will benefit NCPMA Charities and the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel.


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NCPMA Launches Leadership Development Academy
07/25/2022

NCPMA Launches Leadership Development Academy

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has launched its Leadership Development Academy, a program designed to help encourage and foster the next generation of industry and association leaders.


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NC Pest Association Welcomes New Board Members
07/21/2022

NC Pest Association Welcomes New Board Members

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today welcomed its new slate of board members for 2022-2023. The new board of directors was installed during the 2022 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Meeting which is being held in Cherokee.


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NCPMA Announces New Additions to Board of Directors
05/09/2022

NCPMA Announces New Additions to Board of Directors

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today announced new appointees to its Board of Directors for 2021-2022. The terms will end in July 2022.


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NCPMA Donates to NCSU Endowment for Day of Giving
03/30/2022

NCPMA Donates to NCSU Endowment for Day of Giving

The North Carolina Pest Management Association recently donated $3,300 to the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel as part of the university’s Day of Giving Campaign.


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NCPMA Graduates 2 New Premier Technicians
03/23/2022

NCPMA Graduates 2 New Premier Technicians

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is proud to announce that two individuals have completed its Premier Technician Program.


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NCPMA Announces Winners of 2021 Awards
02/17/2022

NCPMA Announces Winners of 2021 Awards

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today announced the winners of its 2021 Technician of the Year Awards and 2021 Administrative Professional of the Year Award.


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Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association
02/15/2022

Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association

The Education Foundation of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced its recent scholarship recipients.


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72nd Annual Pest Control Technician's School Opens In Durham
01/26/2022

72nd Annual Pest Control Technician's School Opens In Durham

The North Carolina Pest Management Association kicked off the 72nd Annual Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Durham on Jan. 25. The event attracted approximately 750 pest management professionals, making it the largest state-operated pest management conference in the country.


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2022 NCPMA PCT School App Now Available in Apple and Google Play Stores
01/14/2022

2022 NCPMA PCT School App Now Available in Apple and Google Play Stores

The 2022 NCPMA PCT School app is now available for download from the Apple and Google app stores by searching for NCPMA PCT School. The free app will provide timely updates for the NCPMA Pest Control Technician’s School which will be held Jan. 24-27, 2022.


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NCPMA Graduates 15 Premier Technicians in 2021
01/05/2022

NCPMA Graduates 15 Premier Technicians in 2021

15 Pest Professionals Completed Premier Technician Program in 2021 Fifteen professionals completed the North Carolina Pest Management Association’s (NCPMA) Premier Technician Program in 2021. The graduations were celebrated during the program’s courses throughout the year in March, September and November 2021.


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Eight Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association
10/04/2021

Eight Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association

The Education Foundation of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) recently awarded Past President’s Scholarships to eight students pursuing post-high school education programs.


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NC Pest Association Welcomes New Board Members
07/29/2021

NC Pest Association Welcomes New Board Members

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today welcomed its new slate of board members for 2021-2022. The new board of directors was installed during the 2021 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Meeting which is being held in Myrtle Beach.


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NCPMA Graduates First Class of Premier Technicians
03/26/2021

NCPMA Graduates First Class of Premier Technicians

Eight professionals have completed the North Carolina Pest Management Association’s (NCPMA) Premier Technician Program and have become the program’s inaugural graduating class.


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NCPMA Announces 2021 Virtual Spring Meetings
02/24/2021

NCPMA Announces 2021 Virtual Spring Meetings

Register today for our 2021 Virtual Spring Meetings. Patty Alder of NC State University will join us to share the latest updates about ants and wood-destroying wood insects.


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NCPMA Announces Winners of 2020 Awards
02/17/2021

NCPMA Announces Winners of 2020 Awards


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Mike Waldvogel Inducted Into NC Pest Management Hall of Fame
01/28/2021

Mike Waldvogel Inducted Into NC Pest Management Hall of Fame

State pest management association grants highest honor The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) recently inducted Mike Waldvogel, Ph.D., into its Hall of Fame, the association’s highest honor. Waldvogel is the former Extension Associate Professor & Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.


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71st Annual Pest Control Technicians’ School Kicks Off
01/25/2021

71st Annual Pest Control Technicians’ School Kicks Off

First virtual PCT School scheduled Jan. 25-28 The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today kicked off the 71st Annual Pest Control Technician’s School. This is the first year that the event is being held virtually.


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A Note from NCPMA's 2020-2021 President: John Adkins
09/02/2020

A Note from NCPMA's 2020-2021 President: John Adkins

I think it's safe to say that this year has brought us new challenges that we never thought we would face. When we were at the 2020 PCT School in Raleigh, we would never have guessed that within 60 days we would find ourselves in a Global pandemic, and life would change forever.


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NC Lt. Governor to Headline 2022 NCPMA PCT School
07/29/2020

NC Lt. Governor to Headline 2022 NCPMA PCT School

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson to serve as keynote speaker North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2022 Pest Control Technician’s School (PCT) which is produced by the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA).


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NC Pest Association Welcomes New Board Members
07/23/2020

NC Pest Association Welcomes New Board Members

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today welcomed its new slate of board members for 2020-2021.


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Celebrating National Pest Management Month
04/07/2020

Celebrating National Pest Management Month

We are excited that Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed April as National Pest Management Month in the state of North Carolina.


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Seven Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association
02/05/2020

Seven Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association

The Education Foundation of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) recently awarded scholarships to seven students pursuing post-high school education programs.


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70th Annual Pest Control Technician's School Opens in Durham
01/28/2020

70th Annual Pest Control Technician's School Opens in Durham

Record number of attendees expected at NCPMA’s largest conference The 70th Annual Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School opened today at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Durham. The event, which is sponsored by the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA), attracted more than 1,000 pest management professionals, making it the largest NCPMA PCT School to date.


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COVID-19 Resources
01/11/2020

COVID-19 Resources


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NCPMA Announces Winners of 2019 Awards
01/07/2020

NCPMA Announces Winners of 2019 Awards

Association recognizes Technicians of the Year and Administrative Professional of the Year The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today announced the winners of its 2019 Technician of the Year Awards and 2019 Administrative Professional of the Year Award. Each recipient will receive his or her award at the 2020 NCPMA Pest Control Technician’s School in January 2020.


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NCPMA Launches App for 2020 PCT School
12/16/2019

NCPMA Launches App for 2020 PCT School

App available in Apple and Google App Stores The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today announced the launch of its 2020 Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School app. The app is free and is available for download in the Apple and Google app stores by searching for NCPMA PCT School.


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NCPMA Completes First Premier Technician Courses
11/08/2019

NCPMA Completes First Premier Technician Courses

On Nov. 5-6, 2019, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) held the first Premier Technician Training courses. Seventeen pest management professionals participated in the courses at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Structural Pest Management Training Facility in Raleigh.


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Ashley Amidon Named Executive Director of NCPMA
11/07/2019

Ashley Amidon Named Executive Director of NCPMA

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has named Ashley Amidon the association’s Executive Director.


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NCPMA Launches Endowment to Honor NCSU Professor Mike Waldvogel
10/25/2019

NCPMA Launches Endowment to Honor NCSU Professor Mike Waldvogel

In honor of Professor Mike Waldvogel’s contribution to the pest management industry in North Carolina, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has launched the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel at North Carolina State University.


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ACE Prep Course and Exam to be Offered at 2020 PCT School
10/07/2019

ACE Prep Course and Exam to be Offered at 2020 PCT School

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!


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A Message from NCPMA's President: Hurricane Dorian
09/03/2019

A Message from NCPMA's President: Hurricane Dorian

We hope everyone is staying safe as you prepare for Hurricane Dorian. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of this storm.


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Faith Oi to Address NCPMA 2020 Pest Control Technician's School
09/03/2019

Faith Oi to Address NCPMA 2020 Pest Control Technician's School

NCPMA announces first speaker and changes to hands-on training for PCT School The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today announced that Faith Oi of the University of Florida will serve as a speaker for the 2020 Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School. In addition, the association announced that its hands-on training program will now be offered on-site at the PCT School.


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NCPMA Launches Premier Technician Program
08/05/2019

NCPMA Launches Premier Technician Program

A new training program by the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) will educate and recognize expert pest technicians. The NCPMA Premier Technician Program is an 18-month, intensive, hands-on training program designed to recognize pest management technicians who strive to be experts in the industry.


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A Message from NCPMA's 2019-2020 President
07/25/2019

A Message from NCPMA's 2019-2020 President

Guest Post by Clint Miller, 2019-2020 NCPMA President Today we started a new year for the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA).


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NCPMA PestLine Open for Consumer Pest Management Questions
04/01/2019

NCPMA PestLine Open for Consumer Pest Management Questions

What are the signs of termite damage? How can I tell if I have flying ants or termites? How can I tell if I have bed bugs? How can I reduce mosquitoes on my property?


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Walter McDuffie and Jack Roberts Named Life Members
03/07/2019

Walter McDuffie and Jack Roberts Named Life Members

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) is proud to announce that it recently named Walter McDuffie and Jack Roberts as Life Members in the association. NCPMA offers life member status based on an individual’s active membership for 20 years or more and outstanding service to the pest management profession.


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Nine Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association
02/14/2019

Nine Students Awarded Scholarships by State Pest Association

The Education Foundation of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) recently awarded scholarships to nine students pursuing post-high school education programs.


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NCPWIPM Presents 2018 Administrative Professional of the Year Award
01/31/2019

NCPWIPM Presents 2018 Administrative Professional of the Year Award

Suzan Eudy, Office Manager of Peeler Environmental, has been awarded the inaugural Administrative Professional of the Year Award by the North Carolina Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management (NCPWIPM), a committee of the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA).


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NCPMA Opens 69th Annual Pest Control Technician's School
01/29/2019

NCPMA Opens 69th Annual Pest Control Technician's School

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today kicked off the 69thAnnual Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School in Durham. The three-day event has attracted nearly 1,000 pest management professionals from across the state for education, training and networking.


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NCPMA Announces Winners of the 2018 Technician of the Year Awards
12/21/2018

NCPMA Announces Winners of the 2018 Technician of the Year Awards

Association recognizes two technicians with statewide honor The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today announced the winners of its 2018 Technician of the Year Awards. The association honored Kevin Kimrey of Greensboro (pictured above left) with the Technician of the Year Award in the pest management phase, and Ernie Riddle of Brevard (pictured above right) was honored with the award for Technician of the Year in the wood-destroying insects phase.


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