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May 13, 2020


PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at How much have circumstances around COVID- 19 negatively affected your business?


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

VIDEO: PCO Venning Creates Camouflaged Bait Station

Keith Venning, Venning Pest Control, Plant City, Fla., figured a way to camouflage a rodent bait station for a client. The customer’s office was located in a brick building and he did not want a visible rodent bait station. So, Venning purchased an inexpensive roll of vinyl, self-adhesive wallpaper and he wrapped the boxes to blend in with the walls. Watch the video.

Tim Baietto ‘Liked’ Us on LinkedIn, Won a Copy of Mallis!

Tim Baietto, owner of Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators, Streator, Ill., was announced as the winner of PCT’s recent LinkedIn Mallis giveaway. Baietto won a copy of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control, 10th edition, an industry standard in education for more than 65 years, and a leading reference source in the structural pest control industry. PCT thanks all of our readers who have recently begun following us on LinkedIn. If you are still looking to win something, we’re giving away a PCT Technician’s Handbook! All you have to do is Like us on Facebook and fill out our form for your chance to win.

Nominate a Technician of the Year Online

In May, 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 standout service professionals. For your convenience you can fill out the online form at


Top 100 Interactive Map

Included as part of PCT’s Top 100 coverage is an interactive map. The map 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.

Online Extras

PCT announced the addition of the following label training module: Advion WDG from Syngenta. Access the new module from PCT’s Distance Learning Center or via Veseris’s online ProTraining platform. PCT has applied for continuing education credits for this course in numerous states.