PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at

Do your company’s service technicians take their service vehicles home with them every night?


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

Have you actively marketed/advertised your company’s ant control services?

Source: PCT Reader Poll, March 2016


In April, PCT launched its annual Technician of the Year awards program. The awards recognize a trio of standout service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories. Be sure to nominate your company’s stellar service professionals. For your convenience you can fill out the online form, available at

PODCAST: A PCO and Bee Extraction Expert

PCT profiled Eric “Critter” McCool, owner of McCool’s Wildlife and Bee Control, for a feature in this month’s issue. McCool is one of the world’s foremost bee extraction experts. Learn more about this South Carolina PCO and some of his bee extraction adventures in a podcast accessible from “online extras” on the PCT Online homepage, or at

Interactive Top 100 Map

PCT’s Top 100 coverage includes an interactive map showing locations of each of the headquarters of PCT’s Top 100 firms; all of the demographic data included on the list; and live links to each of the companies’ websites. Visit “online extras” on the PCT Online homepage to download this map.

Video: Chevy Commercial Featuring Payne Pest Management

PCT profiles San Diego-based Payne Pest Management as part of our Top 100 coverage. Payne had the unique opportunity to be a part of Chevy’s “Stories From the Road” advertising campaign, including a video shoot at the 20th Century Fox studios (which is serviced by Payne Pest Management). Access the video from“online extras” on the PCT Online homepage or at