PCT Online Editor’s Choices for the Week of Feb. 8

PCT Online Editor’s Choices for the Week of Feb. 8

Recently added articles, videos and other resources highlighted by the PCT staff.

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February 13, 2021

Here’s a look at articles, videos and other resources for the week of Feb. 8 highlighted by the PCT staff.
 
To help with mask-wearing awareness, Big Blue Bug Solutions has adorned its iconic Big Blue Bug with a painted-on facemask and added a banner thanking essential workers. PCT interviewed Big Blue CEO Brian Goldman for a behind-the-scenes look at why and how the Rhode Island landmark got masked up. We also caught up with Brian’s dad, Leonard Goldman, who reflected on the passing of George Cardono, creator of the Big Blue Bug, who recently passed away. 
 
An ongoing issue the pest control industry has been monitoring is EPA’s actions regarding online sales of pesticides. In a new development (Feb. 9), the Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Feb. 9 that it has issued a “stop sale” order to Amazon.com. This is the third pesticide stop-sale order issued by the agency to Amazon in the last three years.
 
PCT readers have enjoyed following the cross-country RV tour of Court Parker. In a newly added video, Court and his family stopped in Houston, Texas, where he caught up with Zach Ivey, president of Cypress Creek Pest Control.
 
A fun story for the insect enthusiasts in the pest control came out of North Carolina State University. Matt Bertone, the director and diagnostic entomologist of NC State’s Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, created a coloring book called “Arthropods! A Coloring/Learning Guide for Young Naturalists."
 
PCT’s February issue is our annual termite control issue. We thought it would be a good time to survey our readers about their involvement in the termite market.