This years New York Pest Expo is going to be the best yet! Our line up of speakers is outstanding as is our collection of exhibitors. Here’s a sneak peek at two more of our esteemed speakers. Keep checking back for more introductions and details on our exhibitors. 

Once again we will be hearing from Dr. Bill Robinson, B&G Equipment. Dr. Robinson will be presenting Tracking Insecticide Use: Avoiding waste, the under-application and over-application of pesticides through the proper use, maintenance and calibration of modern equipment. Employing tracking technology when using sprayers, foggers, dusters and bait guns.

Dr. Bill Robinson is the Technical Director of B&G Equipment Company. He has served as a Professor and Director of the Urban Pest Control Research Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He is also a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Robinson is the author of over 200 papers in scientific and trade journals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His most recent book Service Technician’s Field Manual, was published in 2011.

What’s the New York Pest Expo without Louis Sorkin, BCE, Entsult Associates, Inc. Louis will be presenting Along Came a Spider: An introduction to the arachnid order. Identification of major species and a study of their body structures. We will look at their behavior, silk production and venoms.

Lou Sorkin, a Board Certified Entomologist, began his career at the American Museum of Natural History in 1978. He has been the treasurer for the New York Entomological Society for more than 25 years and is the founder of Entsult Associates, Inc., an entomology consulting company. A popular lecturer on medical, veterinary, and forensic entomology, Mr. Sorkin has appeared on a number of television, radio and internet interviews, he has also been a featured speaker at the New York Pest Expo for the last five years. Mr. Sorkin is one of the nation’s leading figures in the study of bed bug behavior and biology and was featured in the book “Dark Banquet” by Bill Schutt. He has co-authored many papers and abstracts dealing with spiders, flies, mites and ticks, and has a special interest in the use of insects as food, a discipline called entomophagy.

Stay tuned for the next speaker introduction later this week. And then, the exhibitors!

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