The long-awaited technical resource, written by past and present members of the Copesan Technical Committee, is a handbook focused on the various accounts encountered in commercial pest management service.
RICHFIELD, Ohio — The PCT Media Group announces the immediate availability of the PCT Guide to Commercial Pest Management, a valuable technical resource devoted to educating PMPs about how to treat a wide array of commercial accounts written by current and past members of the Copesan Technical Committee (see chapter titles and authors below).
Each chapter in this long-awaited guide focuses on a specific type of account — from apartments to food processing and hotels to zoos — providing a quick reference for all those involved in commercial pest management. With this guide, readers will learn how to better protect food, property, and public health for commercial accounts.
“The book was written by members of the Copesan Technical Committee (CTC) as a way to share their in-depth knowledge of the many and varied aspects of providing service to a vast range of commercial accounts,” said Lisa Lupo, the book’s editor. “While there are many industry books on pests and pest management, there seemed to be a void in addressing the specifics of commercial accounts, particularly as related to some of the less common accounts, such as zoos, museums and transportation vehicles.”
The book is intended to be used as a resource for commercial account training or as a quick reference/resource as opposed to a book that is read cover-to-cover in a few sittings. Each chapter is written as a stand-alone piece, focusing on one aspect of commercial service or one type of account. So if a technician is working a healthcare facility, warehouse, or even a zoo, for the first time — or simply wants a refresher — these chapters provide an excellent opportunity for self or classroom training. Additionally, the opening chapters of the book focus on general practices associated with commercial accounts, such as inspections, customer relations, and regulation.
Another highlight of the book is a full-color photo section, with photos by Tom Myers, along with “actual-size” measurement bars, providing technicians with a resource for identifying common insects and other pests found in commercial accounts. Additionally, the photos are cross-referenced in a detailed Pest Identification chapter by Eric Smith.
The PCT Guide to Commercial Pest Management costs $29.99 and can be ordered online at http://www.pctonline.com/PCT-GuideToCommercialPestMgmt.aspx or by calling PCT’s books department at 800.456.0707.
Authors and Chapters
The PCT Guide to Commercial Pest Management was written by current and past members of the Copesan Technical Committee. Here's a look at chapters and authors:
Being A Successful Commercial Pest Management Technician
by Mark Shepherdigian & Jay Bruesch
Customer Relations & Service
by Brad Baker
What Commercial Customers Want
by Mac Hoover
Regulatory Considerations in Commercial Pest Management
by Jim Sargent
IPM in Commercial Pest Management
by Matt Frye & Pari Pachamuthu
Pest Prevention in Commercial Accounts
by Keith Willingham
Inspections, Audits, Recordkeeping, and Documentation
by Fred Rozo
by Eric Smith
Common Commercial Pests Photo Identification Guide
by Tom Myers
by Gerry Wegner
Apartment & Multi-Family Housing
by Shane McCoy
by Eric Paysen
by Wayne White & Kathy Heinsohn
Warehouse & Distribution Facilities
by Shane McCoy & Tim Hendricks
Retail & Office Facilities
by Scott McNeely
by Kathy Heinsohn
Specialized Commercial Accounts
by Jay Bruesch & Pat Hottel
Food Service Facilities
by John Cooksey & Victoria Fickle
Food Retail Facilities
by Tim Hendricks
Food Plants: Wet Processing and Storage Facilities
by Pat Hottel
Food Plants: Dry Processing and Storage Facilities
by Pat Hottel & Jeff Weier
Grain Processing and Storage Facilities
by Jeff Weier
by Mark Shepherdigian