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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

Fastest Growing U.S. Cities in West And South, Census Bureau Reports

Most cities with populations above 100,000 in those regions grew significantly between 2000 and 2010, and 2010 and 2013, according to the bureau's report, which was released last week.

NPMA Announces Search for Next CEO

The National Pest Management Association is recruiting qualified individuals interested in serving as the association’s next CEO.

New Bee Survey Released

Losses of managed honey bee colonies were 23.1 percent for the 2014-2015 winter but summer losses exceeded winter numbers for the first time, making annual losses for the year 42.1 percent, according to preliminary results of the annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Apiary Inspectors of America.

Cockroach Allergens May Increase Glaucoma Risk, Researchers Report

Allergens from cats and cockroaches may have biochemical or physical properties that trigger antibodies targeting the optic nerve, according to a new sturdy.

Terminix Announces Top Mosquito Cities Based on Twitter Complaints

According to research by Terminix, the worst whining about mosquitoes came from Goodland, a small town in the northwest corner of Kansas. Terminix searched through approximately 200 billion tweets posted in 2014 to determine which United States city is most pestered by mosquitoes.

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