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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

Bill That Would Impact Neonicotinoid Use in California on Governor's Desk

AB 1789, which would create a timeline for the Department of Pesticide Regulation to complete its current reevaluation of neonicotinoids, has passed the legislature and is now awaiting the governor's signature.

Massey Services Acquires Austin-Based Green Pest Services

The joining of the two companies further expands Massey Services’ residential pest prevention services footprint throughout Texas.

Arrow Exterminators Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The company joins the fight to beat ALS with donation to ALS association.

Reminder: PCT’s M&A Virtual Event 3.0 is Tomorrow

The half-day conference provides expert advice from some of the industry’s leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions and family business issues.

RISE Announces New Governing Board Members and Officers

During its 24th annual meeting RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) announced new officers and members elected to the 2014 Governing Board.