Urban entomologist to speak at NCPMA event


and September 4, 2019

Dr. Faith Oi will speak to pest management professionals (PMPs) at the North Carolina Pest Management Association’s (NCPMA’s) 2020 Pest Control Technician’s (PCT) School.

Dr. Faith Oi


Dr. Oi is an associate extension scientist in urban entomology at the University of Florida. She is also a member of Pest Management Professional’s (PMP’s) Editorial Advisory Board and was featured in PMP’s December 2018 Women in Pest Management issue.

She is also director of Pest Management University, a hands-on hybrid training program that runs year-round.

“I am ecstatic to support another hands-on training program in North Carolina,” she says. “It is always an honor to speak to and learn from PMPs who view training as an investment in their companies.”

(Editor’s note: Read more about Pest Management University here.)

Dr. Oi will discuss termites at the PCT School with a presentation titled, “Termite Control: More than Applying a Termiticide.”

The 2020 PCT School will feature nationally recognized speakers who will lead educational sessions for pest management professionals, as well as hands-on training sessions for pest management technicians.

This year, the NCPMA is making some changes to its hands-on learning session, which was launched in 2019. The North Carolina State University’s hands-on spray school and live learning course will still be offered, but will be on-site this year.

“Our PCT School is a highlight of our year at NCPMA, and the 2020 event can’t be missed,” said Clint Miller, NCPMA president. “We are excited to welcome Faith Oi for the first time to our lineup of speakers and look forward to hearing her expertise on termites. In addition, we are pleased to offer expanded hands-on training sessions for our attendees.”

The 2020 PCT School will be held Jan. 26-30, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, N.C. Registration will open in fall 2019.

Founded in 1952, the 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.


About the Authors

Ellen Kriz

Ellen Kriz is the managing editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at ekriz@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3764.

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Danielle Pesta is the senior digital media manager at North Coast Media, the parent company of PMP magazine. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net.

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