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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

Protect-A-Bed Releases New Bed Bug Testing Kit

The new LightsOut Lab-In-A-Bag Efficacy Kit is now available to assist the pest management industry.

Legislative Day Preview: New Congress, New Opportunities

Attendees of Legislative Day 2015, scheduled for March 15-17 in Washington D.C., will be greeted by many new faces in Congress, a development that could be positive for the pest control industry.

Webinar: Fire Ant Management Using Baits

The next webinar in the “All Bugs Good and Bad 2015 Series” is titled “Fire Ant Management Using Baits” and takes place March 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. (CST).

More 2014 Angie’s List Award Winners Announced

Angie’s List recently announced the following companies as 2014 Super Service Award winners: Arizona Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz.; Braman Termite and Pest Elimination; Inspect-All, Conyers, Ga.; and Gannon Pest Control, Solvay, N.Y.

Ecolab Releases 2014 Q4 Results

The company said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 17%. Ecolab CEO Doug Baker said the company’s U.S. pest business “has been steadily improving” due to a number of investments in that business starting two years ago.

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