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PCT Online Top 10 in 2012

News Coverage

A review of the most accessed articles from 2012 on PCT Online.

| December 28, 2012

The PCT staff has been busy this past year reporting on the latest industry news. Here’s a look at the Top 10 stories broken down by:

News — daily news stories posted by the PCT staff
Features — feature stories that originally appear in the pages of PCT magazine
Overall —most accessed stories, news and feature stories combined

NEWS

10. Copesan and Western Exterminator to Part Ways

9. UF Study Reveals Bed Bug Feeding Patterns

8. Rare, Invasive Beetle Caught in Pennsylvania

7. Tom Brackett Resigns as TruGreen President

6. Orkin Releases List of Top 50 Bed Bug Cities 

5. Fipronil Litigation ‘Heats Up’ Along with the Termite Season

4. Hurricane Sandy Could Displace NYC Rats 

3. Hospitalized Oregon Man Likely Suffering From Plague

2. Industry Mourns the Loss of Jeff Singley

1. Rentokil Acquires Western Exterminator

ARTICLES

10. Bed Bug ‘Bug Bombs’ Busted!

9. Shedding Light on IGRs and Bed Bugs

8. Technically Difficult Treatments

7. The tragic case of Birgenair Flight 301

6. Pyrethroids Under Pressure 

5. Still in 'The Book?

4. Dual-Action Bed Bug Killers 

3. Deer Mice vs. House Mice 

2. 2012 PCT Top 100 List

1. Killing Them Softly: Battling Bed Bugs in Sensitive Accounts

OVERALL

10. Dual-Action Bed Bug Killers 

9. Orkin Releases List of Top 50 Bed Bug Cities

8. Deer Mice vs. House Mice

7. Fipronil Litigation ‘Heats Up’ Along with the Termite Season

6. Hurricane Sandy Could Displace NYC Rats 

5. Hospitalized Oregon Man Likely Suffering From Plague

4. Industry Mourns the Loss of Jeff Singley

3. Rentokil Acquires Western Exterminator 

2. 2012 PCT Top 100 List 

1. Killing Them Softly: Battling Bed Bugs in Sensitive Accounts

Top news

More Mazdas Recalled Due to Spider Problem

The latest recall involves 42,000 Mazda6 midsize sedans from the 2010-12 model years, and equipped with the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Photos: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Additional photos from Dr. Michael Potter for the August PCT feature 'Holy Cow...Bat Bugs and Bird Bugs.'

Win a Copy of the New PCT Commercial Pest Management Book

Enter your name for a chance to win a copy of this new industry resource focused on treating a variety of commercial accounts.

Allgood Announces Corporate Promotions; Acquisition of Rich Exterminators

The company’s promotions are part of its strategic growth plans. Rich Exterminators is a Lawrenceville, Ga.-based company founded by Howard Rich in 1989.

A Look at Bed Bug Look-Alikes

The IPM Institute of North America has a review of five commonly encountered pests, including bat bugs (pictured), that can be misidentified as bed bugs.