The Charlotte Hornets are back!

September 4, 2015
Fred Wingate

As a company with a big focus on BUGS and a love for the city of Charlotte, Noosa Pest was thrilled to hear that the Charlotte Hornets are making a return to the city.  At 12:30 today the team officially announced in a press conference that the franchise has changed their name.  Interested in the press conference where the Hornets announced the news? Check it out here!

The relaunch of this historic name for the NBA team is a reminder of one of our favorite bugs but also a reminder of the history behind this name.

Do you know where the name the Charlotte Hornets came from?  The name has origins all the way back to the Revolutionary War.  When General Cornwallis tried to occupy Charlotte he was met with a resistance from the local militias.  Those militias are said to have pestered, harassed and eventually driven out Cornwallis and his troops.  Cornwallis began to refer to Charlotte and all of Mecklenburg county as a “Hornet’s nest of Rebellion”. This is a name we are proud to have as part of our history and one that is clearly still important to the city.  We look forward to seeing the Charlotte Hornets represent our past and our present!  Check out our infographic paying homage to the Charlotte Hornet’s new name and the history behind it!

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Fred Wingate

Chief Bugman

Fred Wingate is the dedicated Owner and Chief Bugman at Noosa Pest Management, a thriving pest control company in Charlotte, NC. He established the company in 2006 with a vision to provide exceptional pest management services to the local community. By staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in pest management and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, he ensures that Noosa Pest remains at the forefront of the industry.

Not only is Fred deeply invested in the well-being and satisfaction of his clientele, he is also passionate about supporting the local community, including schools, churches, and other organizations. The future of our community is important to Noosa Pest, and proudly contributes to its growth and prosperity.

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