NCPMA Hosts Inaugural 'Bug Cup. Charity Golf Match – PCT On-line


RALEIGH, N.C. – On Oct. 5, greater than 100 golfers, volunteers and supporters with the North Carolina Pest Administration Affiliation (NCPMA) gathered on the Crooked Tree Golf Course in Brown Summit, N.C. for a charity golf match affectionally dubbed “The 2022 Bug Cup.” The match raised greater than $10,000 to profit NCPMA Charities and the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel.

This was the inaugural yr for the charity golf occasion designed to boost funds for varied charities, together with the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Dr. Mike Waldvogel at North Carolina State College (NCSU). 

The Endowment helps the continuing work of NCSU, specializing in supporting positions that immediately contribute to the schooling of the pest administration business. Waldvogel is a retired Extension Affiliate Professor and Extension Specialist at NCSU’s Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology. 

Twenty-seven golf groups and 19 sponsors, led by title sponsor Syngenta, raised greater than $10,000. 

“We’re thrilled with the outcomes of our first ever charity golf match,” mentioned match director Kyle Franklin, who’s a Producer Consultant for BASF Skilled & Specialty Options primarily based out of Analysis Triangle Park. “The Crooked Tree Golf Course was a implausible companion for this occasion, and we thank them for his or her hospitality and phenomenal course.” 

“The Bug Cup allowed pest management professionals from throughout the state to come back collectively to community and have enjoyable whereas additionally contributing to an amazing trigger,” mentioned NCPMA president Marie Horner, Vice President of Authorities Affairs for Arrow Exterminators. 

Further data on the Extension Program Endowment could be discovered at

EIGHT NEW PREMIER TECHNICIANS. In different NCPMA information, the affiliation introduced that eight people accomplished its Premier Technician Program all through the programs supplied Sept. 7-8, 2022. 

• William Adkins, NC Pest Management

• Alex Baldwin, NC Pest Management

• Vinny Biondo, Lake Norman Pest Management

• Kevin Chastain, Clint Miller Exterminating

• Caleb Dulin, Metropolis Large Exterminating

• Mike Gilbert, Invicta Pest

• Michael Raskay, Go-Forth Pest Management, Inc.

• Cecil Turner, Wheeler Exterminating Firm 


Premier Technician is a course designed to raise a pest administration skilled’s data of the business via the in-depth research of no less than eight key areas together with ants, mattress bugs, cockroaches, flying bugs, occasional invaders/saved product pests, rodents, wood-boring inspection or WDIR Accreditation, and wood-destroying organisms. 

The Premier Technician program gives a steady collection of programs to assist professionals develop a deeper and clear understanding of pest infestations from discovery to therapy. People who full this system should have labored within the business for no less than one yr and should full the Wooden-boring beetle/Inspection course or have WDIR Accreditation via NCPMA. 

With a view to keep the Premier Technician designation, professionals should proceed to take no less than one, 8-hour course each two (2) years.

The Premier Technician Program is made doable via the contributions of its Strategic Founding Companions: BASF, Bayer, Bell Laboratories, Inc., Corteva Agriscience, FMC and Syngenta.


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