PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at Which of the following add-on services are you contemplating offering?


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

How often do you monitor online reviews about your company?

Source: PCT Reader Poll, September 2018

PODCAST: Post-Hurricane Pest Considerations

PCT caught up with Kevin Hathorne, technical director of Terminix Service, Columbia, S.C., for a podcast in which Hathorne discussed how Terminix Service prepared and responded to the storm, and how the company is dealing with pest issues that have arisen since the hurricane made landfall and the subsequent flooding. Access the podcast from “online extras” on the PCT Online homepage or download directly.

PestWorld 2018 Coverage

The PCT staff recently returned from Orlando, site of NPMA PestWorld 2018, the association’s annual convention and exposition. More than 3,600 industry professionals from 65 countries attended this year’s event. PCT provided coverage of the keynote speaker presentations, educational sessions and NPMA meetings. Visit to read the articles, view a slideshow of photos and watch video footage.

Reminder: Photo Contest Entry Deadline is Dec. 12

Don’t forget to send PCT your best pest photo for a chance to win $500. PCT’s annual photo contest is your chance to be recognized alongside your peers for having taken one of the best photographs in the pest control industry. Photos will be judged on the three Cs: color, clarity and content. In addition to the photo, please provide identification of the pest; location of where the photo was taken; and anything else unique about the photo or circumstance under which it was taken. Send this year’s entry* via email to or mail to: PCT Online, c/o Brad Harbison, 5811 Canal Road, Valley View, OH 44125. Deadline is Dec. 12. *Important note: There is a limit of one photo per entrant.