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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

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.

NPMA Pinnacle Award Presented to Tom Fortson

Fortson, longtime president of Terminix Service, Columbia, S.C., was announced as recipient of the NPMA Pinnacle Award, NPMA’s highest honor.

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