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David Mueller on Stored Product Pests and His Newly Published Book

PCT recently caught up with David Mueller, president and founder of Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & Supply. Mueller is a leading authority on stored product pests who recently authored a book titled “Reducing Customer Complaints in Stored Products.” In the following podcast Mueller discusses several topics related to stored product pests and previews his latest book.



A New Playing Field Attendees of NPMA Legislative Day, set for March 1-2 in Washington, D.C., strive to make their voices heard amidst Washington’s changing political and regulatory scene.

Univar Acquires Overseas Distributor Acting on its commitment to expand internationally, Univar recently signed an agreement to acquire the Quaron Group, a distributor of chemicals in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Terminix Unveils Revamped Educational Web Site for Teachers and Students The new site provides free lesson plans, videos, audio and more.

Orkin Establishes First Franchise in Ireland The franchise is Orkin's first in Ireland and the company's 15th international franchise worldwide.

A All Animal Control Holds Annual Conference The conference, held last month in Texas, offered AAAC franchise owners the opportunity to network with one another and receive continuing education.

Orkin named to Training magazine’s Top 125 for Eighth Straight Year Training magazine recognized Atlanta-based Orkin as a Top 125 company at its annual awards banquet on Feb. 1. Orkin ranked No. 59 in 2010, up from No. 83 in 2009.

Prehistoric Rodents Highlighted in New Report A newly published report describes the discovery of two new prehistoric rodents in Utah believed to be about 8 million years old.


New Report Analyzes UK Pest Control Industry The "Plimsoll Industry Analysis - Pest Control" notes that one in six UK companies could change ownership as a result of the current economic climate.

Paris Conference Discusses Termite Threat in Europe A recent one-day conference organized by PestBusiness.com and held in Paris, France, examined how termites are now a threat facing Europe.


Massey Services Promotes Ed Dougherty Industry veteran to oversee all residential service center operations.


J.F. Oakes Announces Modification to Minigard Bait Station The station has been modified with a “peg” to hold wax block and pasta-type rodenticides in place more securely.

Protect-A-Bed Opens UK Office The Chicago-based company purchased longtime distributor Shine Capital Europe.

Two Promotions At THOMCO Insurance John Clark and Monica Clark (no relation) each were promoted to senior vice president.

Trackwell ADS Announces Organizational Changes Tom Lemke was named president and CEO, while Jim Bliss has accepted the position of customer service manager.

GBS Enterprises Introduces Allergy Sentry Mattress Encasement The Nebraska-based company recently began promoting the encasements to the pest control industry.

GonaCon Registered for Control of White-Tailed Deer EPA has granted regulatory approval for the use of GonaCon immunocontraceptive vaccine in female white-tailed deer one year of age and older.

AdviCoach Brings ‘Business Solutions’ to Entrepreneurs Industry consultant Randy Moser works with small- and mid-size businesses to help provide turnkey and customized strategic business solutions.

Termilone’s Active Ingredient Gains Australian Regulatory Approval BioProspect announced that the active ingredient in Termilone, erimophilone oil, had gained regulatory approval in Australia.


2010 Fumigants & Pheromones Conference Focuses on Products, Producers “Reducing customer complaints in stored products” is the theme for the 9th Fumigants & Pheromones Technical Conference & Workshop to be held March 3-5, in Valencia, Spain.

Lloyd Smigel Announces Pair of Upcoming Discovery Retreats A pair of management-related retreats — one scheduled for March and one in August — will be held in Dallas.

Hands-on Workshop on MB and Alternatives To Be Held At Kansas State University "Methyl Bromide and Alternatives: Past, Present, and Future" to be held May 11-13.

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