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April 30, 2018


PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at Is your company seeing more or fewer driver incidents than it was five years ago?


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

Which of the following is the biggest barrier preventing you from offering lawn services?

Source: PCT Reader Poll, April 2018


PCT announced that Alaska has approved six online label training courses for CEU credits. The courses can be accessed from and from Univar’s ProTraining library available at

Interactive Top 100 Map

PCT Online’s Top 100 coverage includes an interactive map that shows the locations of each of the headquarters of PCT’s Top 100 firms, all of the demographic data included on the list and live links to each of the companies’ websites. Visit Online Extras on the PCT Online homepage to download this map.

PODCAST: Fear of Insects

PCT recently caught up with Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood, entomologist from the University of Wyoming. Lockwood recently penned “Murder on the Fly” — the second installment in his “Riley the Exterminator” mystery series. Visit “online extras” on the PCT homepage for a podcast in which Lockwood discusses his new book and also provides insights into fear of insects – a topic he was interviewed about in February PCT.

Nominate a Technician of the Year Online

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