PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at: Since COVID-19 began, how often have your employees been coming into the office?


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

PODCAST: EEE and Mosquito Management Tips from “Shep”

PCT hosts podcasts on business and technical topics of interest to pest management professionals throughout the year. In our most recent podcast, PCT caught up with Mark “Shep” Sheperdigian, vice president of technical services, Rose Pest Solutions, Troy Mich., who discussed mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis and shared several mosquito management tips. Download from the PCT Online homepage or directly.

Get Connected to PCT’s Social Media Sites

Connect with PCT on social media, including our Facebook page and Twitter feed, both great news outlets for mobile devices. Also, PCT’s LinkedIn page is ideal for networking.

VLOG: PMP Interviews With Court Parker

PCT is continuing to follow the journey of Bug Busters CEO Court Parker and his family on their cross-country trip from Atlanta to the West Coast and back. Parker has been interviewing fellow pest management professionals to find out how they have been adapting to operating amid COVID-19. Parker has been sharing these video interviews on Visit “online extras” on the PCT homepage to watch these interviews. The most recent interview was with members of the Treleven family, longtime owners of Tacoma, Wash.-based Sprague Pest Solutions. Download directly.

Left to right: Ross, Larry, Alfie and Paul Treleven were interviewed by Court Parker (far right).

Last Call for Photo Contest Entries

PCT announced in September a call for entries for our 19th 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. Photos will be judged on the three Cs: color, clarity and content. The winning photographer will receive $500. In addition to the photo, please provide: (1) Identification of the pest; (2) Location of where the photo was taken; (3) 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. 8.

You can also upload your entry directly at
Bob Richardson, staff entomologist at McCarthy Pest Control, St. Charles, Mo., won last year’s contest with his photo of a feather-legged fly.