PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Here is the most recent question for pest management professionals. Do you charge customers an added fee if they pay with a credit card?


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

What’s your company’s position on tobacco use? 

Source: PCT Reader Poll, July 2017

Video: Pavel Fesyuk’s ‘ANW’ Submission Video

This month’s Rearview is a profile of Pavel Fesyuk, a service technician from Town & Country Pest Solutions, Rochester, N.Y., whose list of accomplishments includes saving a choking victim and appearing on “American Ninja Warrior,” the sports obstacle course reality TV competition. Visit to watch Fesyuk’s submission video, which not only gives a glimpse of him training, but also shows him on the job managing a variety of pests.

Q&A With ‘RAT FILM’ Director

PCT recently reported on the newly released feature-length documentary RAT FILM, which uses rats to explore the history of Baltimore and its people. Up-and-coming documentarian Theo Anthony tells the story of Baltimore’s rodent crisis from a historical, scientific and cultural perspective. PCT Online includes a Q&A with Anthony that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the film.

FREE Online Label Training Courses From PCT

Visit PCT Online for FREE online label training courses. 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.

Visit to get started.


This month’s cover story is a profile of Rentokil Steritech. Visit Online Extras to access PCT’s April 2006 cover story “The British Are Coming,” a feature about Rentokil’s first large North American acquisition (J.C. Ehrlich).