PCT Online Editor’s Choices for the Week of Feb. 15

PCT Online Editor’s Choices for the Week of Feb. 15

Recently added articles, videos and other resources highlighted by the PCT staff

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February 20, 2021

Here’s a look at articles, videos and other resources for the week of Feb. 15 highlighted by the PCT staff.
 

PCT always enjoys enjoys seeing the great entries we receive for our annual photo contest. We recently received results from this year's contest and were happy to recognize Shane Robertson, a service professional with Brody Brothers Pest Control, Owings Mills, Md., as this year's winner with his photo of a robber fly on a blade of grass. We will soon be publishing a slideshow of the top 10 placers.

Formosan Termites Confirmed in Canyon Lake, California
Props to Jason and Lowell Boone, Better Off Dead Services (B.O.D.S.), Riverside, Calif., for recognizing that a Canyon Lake, Calif. termite infestation was not a normal subterranean infestation, but a Formosan termite infestation. UCR entomology professor Dr. Chow-Yang Lee confirmed the findings.

PCT has been following the great work being done by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to find and trap the Asian giant hornet. Their work is now the subject of a new documentary available to stream on Discovery+ beginning on Saturday.

Court Parker shifts gears from interviewing PMPs to manufacturer reps in his latest video that is part of Court  cross-country RV tour. Parker and family stopped at the the headquarters of Control Solutions Inc. (CSI), Pasadena, Texas, and learned more about the manufacturer from Ty Ferraro, director of marketing and Marie Knox, vice president of product development.

Despite COVID-19, pest control companies still need to strategize and plan for the future, which is why it is good to see companies like Cascade Pest Control open new headquarters.