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April 8, 2019


PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at Which of these ant species generated the most calls from customers in 2018?


Here’s a look at results from a recent Reader Poll:

Which social media platform do you use most for your business?

Source: PCT Reader Poll, March 2019

More About University of Cincinnati’s Spider Research

This month’s RearView, “Spiders Risk Exposure for Love,” takes a look at University of Cincinnati research that examines how spiders pretend to be ants to fool predators. Visit PCT Online to read more about this research and view additional photos.

UC biology professor Nathan Morehouse uses microspectrophotometry to measure how the photoreceptor cells in spiders absorb light.
Jay Yocis/UC Creative Services

PT Fendona Label Training Module Added to PCT’s Distance Learning Center

PCT’s Distance Learning Center continues to expand with the addition of BASF’s PT Fendona Pressurized Insecticide. Visit or PestWeb’s ProTraining website and get started on the module. This and other label training modules are the centerpiece of PCT’s Distance Learning Center — a FREE service for the professional pest control market provided by PCT. Created by industry consultant Stoy Hedges, the courses use photographs, video clips and reference materials to challenge users’ knowledge, experience and problem-solving skills for a wide range of products and pest problems.


Nominate a Technician of the Year Online

In April, PCT launched its annual Technician of the Year awards program. The awards, sponsored by BASF, recognize a trio of standout service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories. Be sure to nominate your company’s best service professionals. For your convenience you can fill out the online form.