PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Here is the most recent question for pest management professionals at Has the spread of Zika made you reconsider offering mosquito control services?


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

Does your company use door-to-door sales professionals?

Mergers & Acquisitions Podcast Series

The PCT Mergers & Acquisitions Virtual Event, held last month, provided attendees with a wide array of information for those looking to purchase a business as well as those seeking to maximize the appeal of their business to prospective buyers. The event was supported by Gold level sponsors Arrow Exterminators, Massey Services, Rollins and Terminix. PCT recorded podcasts with representatives from each of these companies, all of which have been active in the M&A market. Visit PCT Online to learn more about each of these company’s cultures and how they approach mergers and acquisitions.

PODCAST: Hear From Entomologist-Turned-Author Jeff Lockwood

Included in this month’s “Rearview” is a first-person account from University of Wyoming professor Jeffrey A. Lockwood, about his newly published novel “Poisoned Justice.” Lockwood is an entomologist by trade who is trying his hand at murder mystery writing. Visit PCT Online for a podcast in which Lockwood explains how he weaved the world of entomology into his novel.

PCT’s Distance Learning Center Updated with Three More Labels

PCT’s Distance Learning Center continues to expand with the addition of the following label training modules: BASF’s Termidor 80 WG Termiticide/Insecticide, pest control uses; Syngenta’s Advion Cockroach Gel Bait; and Zoecon’s 2625 Premise Spray. 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. The brevity of these courses gives individuals the opportunity to fit them in whenever their schedules allow — even during breaks or lunchtime. Visit and get started today!