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October 8, 2018


PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at How often do you monitor online reviews about your company?


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

Do your company’s service professionals use handheld computers?

Source: PCT Reader Poll, August 2018

Pct Launches 17Th Annual Photo Contest

PCT announces the call for entries for our 17th annual Best Pest Photo Contest. The contest is your chance to be recognized alongside your peers for having taken one of the best photographs in the pest control industry. Photos will be judged on the three Cs: color, clarity and content. The winning photographer will receive $500. In addition to the photo, please provide:

  • Identification of the pest;
  • Location of where the photo was taken;
  • Anything else unique about the photo or circumstance under which it was taken.

Send this year’s entry* via email to or mail to: PCT Online, c/o Brad Harbison, 5811 Canal Road, Valley View, OH 44125. Deadline is Dec. 6. *Important note: There is a limit of one photo per entrant.

Tom Myers, owner of All-Rite Pest Control, Lexington, Ky., won with a close-up photo of a mosquito feeding on his arm.
@Tom Myers

Win a Pizza Rat T-Shirt

In Dan Moreland’s recent View Point column (“When My Worlds Collide,” September 2018) he wrote about a recent promotion from the Staten Island minor league baseball team. For a period of time, the team was renamed Pizza Rats, an ode to the infamous rodent that became an internet sensation in 2015 after dragging a slice of pizza down the steps of a New York City subway. Visit Online Extras on the PCT Online homepage, or enter your name for a chance to win a Pizza Rats T-shirt and commemorative Pizza Rats pizza box from PCT.

VIDEO: Tiny Termite House Unveiled

PCT has a behind-the-scenes look at “The Tiny Termite House,” the groundbreaking study and video production by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (downloadable here). The video was unveiled in May. Download the video.