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NCDA&CS Structural Pest and Pesticides Division solves a huge hissing problem

By on August 15, 2013

What do you do when you have hundreds of Madagascar hissing cockroaches you don’t want anymore? This is a problem recently faced by the NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division. “We ordered three about five or six years ago;

North Carolina sees growth in pest management industry

By on March 20, 2013

Few people like dealing with creepy, crawling pests in their homes or yards, and a growing number of consumers are turning to pest management professionals for help. That’s good news for the state’s pest-management industry according to the N.C. Pest

Need to get rid of your old pesticides?

By on February 25, 2013

If you’re a farmer or homeowner and want to safely dispose  of your old or unwanted pesticides, you can drop them off at one of several collection events this spring. The season kicks off Feb. 26 in Northampton County. The

Photos from the Field: NCDA&CS hosts EPA officials

By on May 7, 2012

Jim Jones, acting assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency, visited with farmers, labor organizations, Cooperative Extension agents and department employees from the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division last week

Travis Snodgrass named March 2012 Employee of the Month

By on April 25, 2012

Robert Travis Snodgrass, a pesticide inspector with the department’s Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, was recognized as the March 2012 Employee of the Month during a recent ceremony in Raleigh. Snodgrass has served as a member of the division’s

News Roundup: April 7-13

By on April 13, 2012

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “FDA wants farmers to

Rick Reid recognized for 24 years of service to National Guard

By on December 21, 2011

When Rick Reid retired from the National Guard in 2010, he was just pleased to know he had the chance to serve his country for 24 years. Recently, he received some well-deserved recognition for his service. Reid, a supervisor in

NCDA&CS employee completes N.C. Certified Public Manager Program

By on November 14, 2011

Patrick Jones, deputy director for pesticide programs with the NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, recently completed the N.C. Certified Public Manager Program. He was among 79 graduates in 2011 representing state agencies and universities across North Carolina. The

Faces in the Field: Dr. Jung Kim

By on September 14, 2011

In July, the N.C. General Assembly transferred several programs from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Over the coming months, we will highlight some of the people behind those

NCDA&CS starts new fiscal year with additional responsibilities

By on July 1, 2011

Starting today, the NCDA&CS has several new responsibilities and hundreds of new employees because of reshuffling within state government. The budget bill the General Assembly passed last month transferred two state agencies to NCDA&CS from the Department of Environment and