FMC True Champions to host CEU webinar


April 27, 2023

Louis Sorkin, BCE

Louis Sorkin, BCE

FMC True Champions will host the next installment of its 1st Friday CEU webinar series on May 5 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.

“BUG I.D. – Identification of Insects and Other Arthropods” is a one-hour continuing education unit (CEU) webinar (selected states for True Champion members) webinar on arthropods for pest management professionals (PMPs). The goal is to acquaint them with non-pest species in addition to the various insects, arachnids and myriapods and crustaceans that they may encounter during their everyday work schedule at homes or businesses, including isopods, spiders, scorpions, pseudoscorpions, vinegaroons, whipspiders, camelspiders, mites, ticks, various beetles, true bugs, scorpionflies, stoneflies, mayflies, true flies, grasshoppers, crickets, and more. Pest species also covered include various cockroaches, flies, beetles, wasps and moths. Certain conducive conditions are reviewed and discussed. Inspection and remediation techniques are covered where applicable.

FMC True Champions have an opportunity to earn CEUs in selected states. Eligible CEU approved states at press time include Arizona, California (Dept. of Public Health), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

Lou Sorkin, BCE, president and forensic entomologist of Entsult Associates, will host the webinar.

Sorkin incorporated his entomology consulting business, Entsult Associates, Inc., in 2000. He is a board-certified entomologist in urban and industrial entomology, specializing in forensic studies. His interests include macro-photography, systematics, taxonomy and behavior of arachnids as well as natural history of arthropods in general. He fields phone inquiries and emails with pictures about insects and arachnids. Forensic entomology caught his interest and over the years he has been involved with many stored-product, urban and medico-criminal cases for which many institutions have consulted with him for advice. 

Sorkin teaches recertification courses for the pest management industry and has been an invited speaker at the New York Pest Expo for many years. Television and movie producers have contacted him regarding scripts if arthropods are an integral part of the storyline. He also has co-authored various papers and articles that deal with spiders, flies, mites and ticks, and has a special interest in entomophagy (insects as food).

Registration for the webinar is now available. 


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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