PCT keeps a pulse on the industry with timely Reader Poll questions. Below is the most recent question for pest management professionals at Have you ever been called upon to remove an exotic imported animal (e.g., snake, spider, ocelot, etc.)? 


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

Do you use videotaped customer testimonials as part of your sales/marketing efforts?

Court Parker (left) interviewed Justin McCauley (right) as part of his cross-country RV tour.

VLOG: PMP Interviews With Court Parker

In August, Bug Busters CEO Court Parker and his family set out on a cross-country RV trek from his home in the Atlanta area to the West Coast, and back. Along the way, 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 this video blog on Visit “online extras” on the PCT homepage to watch these interviews. Recently added interviews include Parker interviewing PCOs Justin McCauley, Stacy O’Reilly, Jeff Phillips, Garry Tank and Michael Botha.

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

Call for Entries for PCT’s 19th Annual Photo Contest

PCT announces the 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.

Slideshow: 2nd Annual PCT Vehicle Wrap Contest

PCT recently announced NJ Wildlife and Pest Control, Mt. Freedom, N.J., as the winner of our second annual Vehicle Wrap Contest. Check out a video featuring the winning wrap and 10 finalists from this year’s contest, which was sponsored by Oldham Chemicals. Download the video from “online contents” on the PCT Online homepage or directly.

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