NCPMA Hall of Fame inducts former professor


January 28, 2021

Dr. Mike Waldvogel

Dr. Mike Waldvogel

Dr. Mike Waldvogel was inducted into the North Carolina Pest Management Association’s (NCPMA’s) Hall of Fame, the association’s highest honor.

The induction ceremony honoring Dr. Waldvogel was held virtually during the NCPMA’s Pest Control Technician’s School, held in January 2021.

“Dr. Waldvogel has been an instrumental part of the pest management industry in North Carolina for decades,” NCPMA President John Adkins said in a news release. “His knowledge of pests, their behaviors and trends is unparalleled, and we, as an industry, are truly thankful for all of the insight, guidance and wisdom he has shared with us throughout the years.”

Dr. Waldvogel is the former extension associate professor and extension specialist at North Carolina State University’s (NCSU’s) department of entomology and plant pathology.

The NCPMA Hall of Fame recognizes the men and women who have made significant life-long contributions to the pest management industry in North Carolina.

“The NCPMA Hall of Fame recognizes the pest management professionals who have made significant contributions to our association and our industry through their leadership and example,” Adkins said.

The NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel was developed in 2019 to support the ongoing work of NCSU. The endowment was founded in honor of Dr. Waldvogel’s contribution to the pest management industry. The NCPMA Board committed $50,000 to this endowment, to be joined with a previous endowment fund created by the NCPMA in 2002.

Founded in 1952, the NCPMA is based in Raleigh, N.C., and serves as the trade association representing the professional pest management industry in the Tar Heel State. It promotes the continued cooperation and success of all pest management businesses in North Carolina.


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Danielle Pesta

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