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PCT Online Top 10 in 2013

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The PCT staff has been busy this past year reporting on industry news. Here's a look at the most downloaded news, features and multimedia files that appeared on PCT Online in 2013.

| December 30, 2013

The PCT staff has been busy this past year reporting on industry news. Here's a look at the most downloaded news, features and multimedia files that appeared on PCT Online in 2013 broken down by:
News — daily news stories posted by the PCT staff
Features — feature stories that originally appear in the pages of PCT magazine
Multimedia —most accessed videos, podcasts, webinars, etc.

Top 10 PCT news stories

10. ServiceMaster CEO Mullany Resigns; Replaced by Krenicki   

9. Rentokil Adds Gene White to Technical Team   

8. Feds Find Rodents, Insects at Virginia Food Facility   

7. Fipronil Litigation Update: Three Years and Counting        

6. Don’t Toss Old ILT Bulbs, UF Researchers Say   

5. Photos: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs   

4. Chevrolet, GMC Expand CNG Offerings

3. Pest Free Food Supply Act Introduced in Congress   
    
2. Oregon to Require Specific Label for Neonics   

1. EPA Finalizes Pyrethroid Label Changes   

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Top 10 PCT feature stories


10. [Annual Wildlife Control Issue] Humane Urban Wildlife Management: What Does it Really Mean?

9. [Public Health Pests] Tick Treatment 101   

8. Minimizing Your Risk from Bed Bug Lawsuits   

7. Gary Muldoon on His Involvement in ‘Undercover Boss Canada’   

6. Rodent Control and Food Safety:  Proactive Programs are the Key   

5. [Bed Bug Research] Mapping Bed Bug Mobility   

4. [PPMA Pulse] Social Media Trends That Will Shape 2013 and Beyond   

3. Online Extra: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs Photos  

2. [Bed Bug Supplement] Natural Pesticides for Bed Bug Control: Do They Work?

1. [Top 100] 2013 PCT Top 100 List   

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Top PCT multimedia files

10. Zombie-Themed TV Ad from Advanced Services   

9. Scott Steckel Discusses Proposed PESTT Act (H.R. 730)   

8. Bed Bugs React to Heat Treatment   

7. Dr. Coby Schal on New Cockroach Glucose Aversion Findings   

6. Bruno Milanese Discusses His 'Biggest Mistake'   

5. Alex Nigh Discusses Rentokil's Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions

4. Hulett Commercial - Termite Blues   

3. Rat Trap in Action   

2. Richard Kramer on the Use of IGRs for Cockroach Control   
    
1. Ted Granovsky on Cockroach Baiting   

 

Top news

ScottsMiracle-Gro Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Action Pest Control

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced that its subsidiary EG Systems, Inc., doing business as Scotts LawnService, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Action Pest Control, Evansville Ind., which ranked 56th on the 2014 PCT Top 100 list, with annual revenues of $11.6 million. The transaction, which is expected to close by January 2015, would mark Scotts’ first acquisition of a structural pest control business.

WCBB Raising Funds to Help Injured Industry Professional

Trade group Wildlife Control Business Builders (WCBB) is raising funds to help ECO Wildlife Solutions' Susan Sims, who suffered serious injuries as a result of a ladder fall.

Study Examines Disease Potential of NYC's Rats

Columbia University researchers spent a year collecting 133 rats in Manhattan. They found that the specimens were carrying food-borne illnesses like salmonella, as well as fever-inducing illnesses.

NPMA Looks to the Future During PestWorld Opening Ceremony

More than 3,000 industry professionals from 80-plus countries have traveled to Orlando, Fla., for PestWorld ’14. The Opening Ceremony, sponsored by Bayer, featured musical act Rhythm Extreme.

West Nile Virus Update — October 2014

As of October 14, a total of 47 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes, CDC reports.

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