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

Which of the following is the biggest barrier preventing you from offering mosquito control services?

Source: PCT Reader Poll, May 2017

Newly Added Webinars

PCT Online is filled with technical and business resources that can help you grow your bottom-line profits. Throughout the year, PCT hosts webinars on a variety of topics from pest control industry experts. These interactive webinars, sponsored by leading industry suppliers, provide a wealth of information about products, services and supplies. They also provide a forum where pest management professionals can ask their questions directly to these experts. Newly added to PCT Online are:

PCT Podcast

Matt Frye Discusses ‘Pests of the Pipes’

PCT recently ran the feature “Pests of the Pipes,” written by Matt Frye from the New York State Integrated Pest Management program. In the article, Frye explores the consequences of pipes having too much water, or not enough water. PCT caught up with Frye for a podcast in which he further explores this topic, including inspection tips and what add-on service opportunities might be available with this line of work. Download the podcast.

New Online Label Training Courses Added to PCT’s DLC

PCT’s Distance Learning Center continues to expand with the addition of Bayer’s Temprid FX label training module. These and other label training modules are the centerpiece of PCT’s Distance Learning Center — a FREE service for the professional pest control market provided by PCT.

How it works? Created by Board Certified Entomologist and 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.

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