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PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at About how often does your company hold safety training classes for its technicians?

PODCAST: Eric Paysen Provides Scorpion Management Tips

In Episode 4 of the Syngenta-sponsored podcast series “Pest Expert Chats,” Eric Paysen, technical service manager for Syngenta, reviews best scorpion management practices and provides an overview of Syngenta’s SecureChoice Scorpion Assurance program. Download from the PCT Online homepage or at

Call for Entries for PCT’s 18th Annual Photo Contest

PCT announces the call for entries for our 18th 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: (1) Identification of the pest; (2) location of where the photo was taken; and (3) anything else unique about the photo or circumstance under which it was taken. Send your entry* via email to or mail to: PCT Online, c/o Brad Harbison, 5811 Canal Road, Valley View, OH 44125. Deadline is Dec. 8.

*Important note: There is a limit of one photo per entrant.

NOMTRCB’s James Beck won $500 from PCT for his photo of the beetle Strategus aloeus.

SLIDESHOW: PCT’s First-Ever Vehicle Wrap Contest

In September, PCT announced Arrow Exterminating, Lynbrook, N.Y., as the winner of our first-ever Vehicle Wrap Contest with its “Pest Bus” vehicle wrap. PCT received more than 60 entries for the contest, which was sponsored by Oldham Chemicals Company. Visit “online extras” on the PCT Online homepage to view a slideshow of the winning photo, as well as the 10 finalist photos from this year’s contest.

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