PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Here is the most recent question for pest management professionals. How difficult is it for you to find the right qualified workers for your business?


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

About how often does your business host educational/training sessions promoting good driving practices for its technicians?

Source: PCT Reader Poll, October 2017

VIDEO: Learn About the Latest Offerings from Industry Suppliers

At the NPMA PestWorld 2017 exhibit hall, PCT filmed videos from many of the pest control industry’s leading suppliers. These informative videos explain the latest developments at these companies, including new product introductions and enhancements to existing products. PCT has been posting these videos to our website. Access these videos from the Media tab on the PCT Online homepage.

VIDEO: Rodent Baiting Strategies

At NPMA PestWorld 2017 in Baltimore, PCT interviewed Timmy Madere, from the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board. Madere discussed baiting strategies, including how a building’s structure and surrounding environment impact bait choice. Madere also reviewed some of the newest rodent management technology available to pest management professionals and how it can be included as part of a comprehensive rodent management strategy. Access this video from the Media tab on the PCT Online homepage.

FREE Online Label Training Courses From PCT

Visit PCT Online for FREE online label training courses. Created by renowned industry consultant Stoy Hedges, the courses use photographs, video clips and reference materials to challenge users’ knowledge, experience and problem-solving skills for a wide range of products and pest problems. Accessible by PC, tablet or smartphone, Distance Learning Center training is presented in modules designed to take a half-hour to an hour to complete. Their brevity gives individuals the opportunity to fit this education in whenever their schedules allow — even during breaks or lunchtime. And if a user needs to stop while taking a course, no problem: He or she can close the program and pick up at the point left off later. Visit, or access from PestWeb, to get started.