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September 7, 2022

CURRENT POLL

PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Here is the most recent question for pest management professionals. In the past year, has your company experienced an increase in the amount of wildlife management service requests? Click here to participate.

READER POLL RESULTS

Here’s a look at results from a recent PCT Reader Poll.
Which best describes rodent activity in your area during the last 12 months?

ONLINE EXTRAS

PCT’s LinkedIn page is a popular social media site where the PCT staff shares industry news and fun, informative industry-related posts. It’s also a leading site for networking. Visit and follow the page to have your name entered in a drawing to win a copy of the “Mallis Handbook of Pest Control.”

Video: Top 100 Event PCO Interviews

During the PCT Top 100 Awards Ceremony & Executive Summit in Orlando, we asked leaders of Top 100 companies: What advice would you give to newer PCOs just starting out? The following company leaders were interviewed on camera: Dauphin Ewart, The Bug Master, Austin, Texas; Kurt Scherzinger, Scherzinger Pest Control, Cincinnati, Ohio; Michael Langlois, Alta Pest Control, Round Rock, Texas; and Dennis Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Dallas, Texas. Watch the video at bit.ly/3AhwgqD.

Eric “Critter” McCool

Video: Yellow Jacket Nest Removals

Bee removal specialist Eric “Critter” McCool recently removed two very large yellow jacket nests from structures. One yellow jacket nest measured 5 feet by 3 feet by 2 feet, and it was inside a roof. The other measured 7 feet by 3½ feet by 2 feet, and it was removed from a rooftop next to a bedroom window. Visit PCT Online for footage of these removals.

Winners of PCT’s “Super Fly” book giveaway are (from left to right) Andrew Wilson, Jade McClain, Jerry Zapf and Macy Ruiz.

‘SuperFly’ Book Giveaway Winners Announced

The print version of June PCT included a New York Times reprint of a book review of “Super Fly: The Unexpected Lives of the World’s Most Successful Insects.” In this book, author Jonathan Balcombe explores flies’ social lives, idiosyncratic behavior and sensitivities to stimuli. PCT also held a giveaway of this book and randomly drew four winners from a pool of entries.

The lucky winners were Andrew Wilson, service technician, Eastside Exterminators, Woodinville, Wash.; Jade McClain, supervisor, Guaranteed Bug Control, Longview, Texas; Jerry Zapf, co-owner, Sure Thing Pest Control, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Macy Ruiz, technical services manager, Rentokil North America, Pineville, N.C.