PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Here is the most recent question for pest management professionals. What is your biggest legislative concern for 2017?


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

Have you ever had a customer ask you about the safety of the pesticides you apply?

Get Connected to PCT’s Social Media Sites

Connect with PCT on social media, including our Facebook page and Twitter feed, which is a great news outlet for mobile devices. Also, PCT’s LinkedIn page is ideal for networking.

video: NCSU’s Robotic Cockroach

Included in this month’s Rearview, is an update on North Carolina State University’s work with robotic cockroaches. N.C. State researchers have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas — such as collapsed buildings after a disaster. One of the experiments they’ve done involves using Hexbugs which illustrates NCSU’s dynamic topological mapping approach by herding a swarm of agents. Download the video from “online contents” on the PCT Online homepage, or directly here.

More States Give CEU Approval To PCT’s Label Training Program

Arizona and New Jersey are the latest states to approve CEU credits for PCT’s online label training program, bringing the total number of states that have approved the courses for continuing education credits or units to eight. A number of training directors have found that these online courses complement other CEU opportunities in their states. Visit to get started.

video: Learn About the Latest Offerings from Industry Suppliers

At the NPMA PestWorld 2016 exhibit hall, PCT filmed videos from many of the pest control industry’s leading manufacturers. These informative videos highlight the latest developments at these companies, including new product introductions and enhancements to existing products. PCT has been posting the videos to our website. Pest management professionals can access the videos from the Media tab on the PCT Online homepage.