Check here for all-day updates live from Bug Off Pest Control Center’s New York Pest Expo, Fort Lee, N.J., and check out our social media coverage on Facebook and Twitter at #PestExpo.
With nearly 30 exhibitors on hand, there are also six speakers scheduled for today:
Throughout the meeting, attendees are encouraged to take selfies in the lobby in front of the Bug Off backdrop.
Louis Sorkin, BCE, left, is a #PestExpo speaker. But he had a pre-event chat with Pestrol CEO Manny Guzman over a whip scorpion — just one of many cool networking opportunities going on at today’s event.
Can you spot Bug Off Pest Control Center’s Andy Linares in this photo? He went over the history of the New York Pest Expo as he wound his way among the tables in the “training center” room. There are also three rooms to house the nearly 30 exhibitors for the event.
Dr. Reid Ipser, Nisus Corp., was the first speaker of the day at Bug Off’s 2017 Pest Expo.
After a brief break where Andy Linares gave away prizes to Pest Expo attendees, BASF’s David Nardolilli, BCE, spoke on filth flies.
Dr. Faith Oi, University of Florida, is speaking at the NY Pest Expo courtesy of Bayer. She let attendees know pavement ants have a NEW SPECIES NAME as of last week (and the Entomological Society of America meeting): Tetramorium immigrans.
We appreciate the shoutout to our November 2016 State of the Industry cover in Dr. Oi’s presentation!
After a break to let attendees eat lunch and visit with exhibitors, the first afternoon speaker was J.T. Eaton’s James Rodriguez, ACE, discussing rat management.
Dean Stanbridge’s swan song to the industry, before he starts a new career in materials coating, is a topic near and dear to his heart: cockroach control.
Did Lou Sorkin, BCE, start his presentation off with such an angry slide because he’s the last speaker of the day, or because his topic in on “persistent, irritating, hard-to-kill pests”? He won’t say…