1-28-2014: Annual Conference Focuses on Future of Pest Management

Annual Pest Control Technicians’ School is one of the largest

meetings of pest professionals in the country

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) today convened its 64th Annual Pest Control Technicians’ School at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.  Hundreds of pest management experts and technicians convened to learn about the latest techniques and research in pest management and to discuss the future of the pest management industry.

This gathering is one of the nation’s largest pest control technician schools.

The conference convened at 1 p.m. with the opening session and a keynote address by a panel of pest management experts entitled “Vision 2020 – Focusing on the Future and Driving Change in the Pest Control Industry.”

“The pest management industry is constantly evolving, and the North Carolina Pest Management Association strives to give its members the most current training and education available. In addition to providing classes about the latest techniques and technology for managing current pest problems, we are examining the future of the pest management industry and how today’s pest management issues will change in the coming decades,” said Lee Smith, NCPMA board member. “For more than 60 years, North Carolina’s Pest Control Technician’s School has provided North Carolina’s pest management experts with the most current and thorough training available, and we are proud to continue that tradition.”

In addition, the NCPMA offered training and renewal classes for its Wood-Destroying Insects Report (WDIR) Accreditation program.

The PCT School began today and continues through Thursday, Jan. 30.

About the NCPMA

Founded in 1952, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA), is the trade association representing the professional pest management industry in North Carolina. NCPMA promotes the continued cooperation and success of all pest management businesses in North Carolina.  NCPMA is the only statewide association dedicated to representing and educating North Carolina’s pest management professionals.

To learn more about NCPMA or to locate a pest professional, please visit its Web site at:  www.ncpestmanagement.org.

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