Secret Site Map
Monday, December 22, 2014

Home News PCT Gift Shop Offers Insect-Themed Items for PCOs

PCT Gift Shop Offers Insect-Themed Items for PCOs

News Coverage

PCT magazine, in partnership with the Philadelphia-based Insectarium, is offering a variety of insect-related items to pest control operators via www.pctgiftshop.com.

Brad Harbison | August 25, 2014

RICHFIELD, Ohio — PCT magazine, in partnership with the Philadelphia-based Insectarium, is offering a variety of insect-related items for pest control operators via www.pctgiftshop.com.

The online shop features high quality, unique insect-themed decorative clothing, cups/mugs, party supplies and more — items that can be used by PCOs for several purposes, including: (1) as educational office tools; (2) to decorate offices; and (3) as part of fun promotional campaigns.

The items have been collected throughout the years by Steve Kanya, owner of the Insectarium — one of the largest insect museums in the U.S. — and longtime owner of Steve’s Wildlife and Pest Control. “I’ve been a PCO for 38 years and I can remember when I opened my office not having anything to put up on the walls, so my initial goal was to supply PCOs with products such as large metal ants and posters,” Kanya said. “It’s evolved to include just about anything from coasters and watches to laminated signs. My approach has been ‘If I was a PCO what would I want to have on display?’”

Kanya said popular items include: posters, mugs, scorpion necklaces and the Bugopoly game. Another popular service he provides for PCOs is “blowing up” insect photos and turning them into eye-catching, laminated posters. Also, right now, large 3-D ants are all the rage with PCOs. “For example, we had a PCO order eight of them and mount them on the wall to give the appearance of ants crawling up a wall,” he said.

Visit the PCT Gift Shop and place your orders at www.pctgiftshop.com.


 

 

Top news

PCT Announces Winner of 13th Annual Photo Contest

Mark VanderWerp, manager of education and training at Rose Pest Solutions, takes home top honors with his photo of a jumping spider perched on a “succulent” plant.

Alpha Ecological Participates in Downtown Boulder’s Lights of December Parade

The parade featured floats from various local businesses, churches, and civic centers in the Boulder area.

Malden High Schools Collaborate with Yankee Pest Control in Mural Contest

Students from Walden, Mass., area high schools painted murals on the backside of Yankee Pest Control's building for a competition. Yankee generously paid for all of the paint supplies and tarps, and provided pizza and refreshments to all of the students each time they were on site.

El Paso Truly Nolen Acquires Fox Pest Control

Truly Nolen expands its Texas footprint with the acquistion of Fox Pest Control, a well established company.

Florida PCO to Provide Three Free Bed Bug Jobs for Christmas

This Christmas season Keller's Pest Control, Bradenton, Fla., will reward three needy families free bed bug treatments, the Bradenton Herald reported.

x