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August 5, 2020


PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at Have you observed unusual rodent behavior during the COVID-19 lockdown?


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

PODCAST: Tick Control Primer

The PCT staff interviews various industry business and technical experts throughout the year for podcasts. In our latest podcast, we caught up with Mike Merchant, professor and extension urban entomologist at Texas A&M University, who shared tick control tips and discussed some of the work Texas A&M is doing with ticks. Download this and other podcasts from Also, visit the iTunes store and subscribe to the PCT Radio Network podcast channel.

PCT Launches 2nd Annual Vehicle Wrap Contest

In July, PCT announced the launch of our second annual Vehicle Wrap Contest, sponsored by Oldham Chemicals Company. Send PCT a photo of your company’s vehicle wrap for a chance to win $500.

Many innovative, marketing-focused PCOs have taken advantage of the fact that their service vehicles are constantly on the road, thus providing an opportunity to be a moving billboard. In recent years, PCOs have taken vehicle graphic design to a new level with creative, eye-catching service vehicle wraps. Now is your chance to win $500 from PCT and to be recognized among your peers for having the best service vehicle wrap in the pest control industry in our second annual “PCT Vehicle Wrap Contest.” PCT received a great response to last year’s contest and we look forward to your participation. (Watch a slideshow of last year’s winning wrap and finalists).

Simply fill out the brief entry form and upload a photo of one of your service vehicles for your chance to win $500. Entry deadline is Aug. 25. Wraps will be judged on the following:

  • Execution of creative concept
  • Use of design elements
  • Use of colors
  • Placement and readability of contact info

The entry form is located on the “online extras” section of the PCT Online homepage.

If you have a standout vehicle wrap, like the one created by Kickcharge for Wingman Pest Control Owner Buck Hempel, send your entry to PCT for a chance to win $500.

Webinars On-Demand

PCT Online hosts informative webinars throughout the year. These webinars have been archived on PCT’s website,, and can be downloaded at any time. In early July, PCT hosted the “Inspection and Control Tips for Effective Mosquito Control” Business Booster webinar, featuring Stoy Hedges, PCO Gerry Marsh, and BASF’s Luke Barnett and Jason Myers. In mid-July, PCT hosted the Business Booster webinar, “Under Siege: Perimeter Pest Control in the Midst of a Pandemic” also headlined by Hedges and featuring Bayer’s Joe Barile. Download these and other webinars for free at any time at