Lou has been a featured speaker at the New York Pest Expo for the last 7 years. He ties Dr. Bill Robinson for the most presentations offered at the Expo. Lou, 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, an entomology consulting firm.
Archive for January, 2015
Tags: American Museaum of Natural History, bed bug behavior, Dr. Bill Robinson, Entsult Associ, glueboards, insect identification, insect recipes, Lou Sorkin, New York Pest Expo, Pest Management Professionals
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Tags: Dr. Bill Robinson, harborage, insects, New Pest Expo, pest identification, Pest Management
It was great to have Dr. Bill Robinson present again at the New York Pest Expo. Pest harborages were the main focus of his talk. He shared with us how proper pest identification leads to locating the precise harborage site which in turn leads to effective control with a minimum use of chemicals.
Simply put, once a harborage site is located we can treat and kill the pest. A harborage is not just a “hiding place;” it’s a protective fortress where the pest can gain access to food and water. Harborage provides shelter and often offers an ideal location for breeding.
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Dan was the special business speaker at the Expo. He encouraged us to be aware of our businesses’ Key Performance Indicators (KPI), critical for a company’s sustainability and growth. These are the numbers to track if we want to improve efficiencies.
Dan’s motto is “Work on your business. Not in your business.” As a business owner, you need to work on processes and procedures. Just because you’re a good Pest Management Professional (PMP) doesn’t mean you’re a good businessman. Work on improving your business acumen along with your technical skills.