This month we feature new board member David Shumate of HomeTeam Pest Defense in Greensboro, N.C. David is a Presidential Appointee to the NCPMA board and is serving his first term on the board of directors.
What led you to pursue a career in pest management?
I was recruiting for HomeTeam Pest Defense and found the company to have a great culture and a great niche in the market place. I chose to come to work for them fulltime as the Regional Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Why should pest management professionals be involved with the NCPMA?
It is a good way to stay current on the issues that confront the industry as well as get to know what resources are available to them to assist with the growth of their business. It addition, the association does an excellent job with providing on-going training on technical issues and other subjects of interest
In your opinion, what is the biggest pest problem that North Carolinians face today?
I would have to say it is Bed Bugs just from the exposure that it gets in the press and the many different places that the infestations are showing up.
What do you enjoy most about your job in the pest management industry?
I enjoy the challenges of leading individuals and the challenges of growing the business in spite of the current economy.