PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Here is the most recent question for pest management professionals at How comfortable do you feel when it comes to the security of your equipment and tools?


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

Has the spread of Zika made you reconsider offering mosquito control services?

Last year’s winning photo of biting midges feeding on wing veins of a dragonfly by LSU’s Claudia Husseneder.

PCT Launches 15th Annual Photo Contest

PCT announces the call for entries for our 15th annual Best Pest Photo Contest. The contest is your chance to be recognized alongside your peers for having taken one of the best photographs in the pest control industry. The winning photographer will receive $500. In addition to the photo, please provide:

  • Identification of the pest.
  • Location of where the photo was taken.
  • 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. 6. *Important note: There is a limit of one photo per entrant.

PODCAST: Hear From ‘RATS’ Documentary Star Ed Sheehan

Rats are the subject of an upcoming documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, whose work includes the McDonald’s documentary “Super Size Me.” One of the stars of “Rats,” which will air on the Discovery Channel, is Ed Sheehan, director of quality assurance for Brooklyn, NY.-based Colony Pest Management. PCT’s Brad Harbison caught up with Sheehan, a 49-year industry veteran, to learn about rats in NYC and his involvement in the upcoming documentary. The podcast can be downloaded from “Online Extras” on the PCT Online homepage.

Multimedia PestWorld ’16 Coverage

About 3,000 industry professionals from throughout the U.S. and abroad are gathering in Seattle, Wash., this month for PestWorld 2016, the National Pest Management Association’s annual convention and exposition. PCT Online will provide live coverage from PestWorld, including news stories, photos, videos and more. Visit today.