PCOC hosts end-of-year event


December 8, 2021


PCOC tents line up at the end of year tailgate on Nov. 13. PHOTO: PCOC

The San Gabriel Valley District of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) hosted an  end-of-the-year tailgate party at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Finals in Pomona, Calif., on Nov. 13.

All of the attendees brought their families and enjoyed a day of food, fun and drag racing, according to a news release.

Nick Branca, of Bell Laboratories, helped sponsor the event and some raffle prizes, including two radio-controlled drag cars. California Pest Management and Choice Pest Control also donated food to the barbecue lunch from a local butcher shop.


NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson lines up his car on the race track. PHOTO: PCOC

NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson stopped by the tailgate for autographs, lunch and to meet with the kids. All of the kids also got a Tim Wilkerson shirt and hat.

All attendees received a yellow custom shirt for the event and PCOC was given a shoutout over the PA system by NHRA organizers during the event.

All proceeds of the event went to the local PCOC districts.

About Pest Control Operators of California

Founded in 1932, membership numbers are now over 1,100. PCOC members account for about 80 percent of the state’s total volume of pest control business. PCOC’s main objective continues to be a constant upgrading of pest control endeavor. The association is also broadly involved in education and training programs at both the consumer and trade levels.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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