Pete Mueller is the Owner of Fumigation Service & Supply, Inc. Pete has had extensive technical experience in facility fumigation during the time of the development and implementation of alternatives to Methyl Bromide using Heat CO2 and Phosphine, Eco2Fume, ProFume, Phosphine Generators, integrated Pest Management, and combination ULV Pesticide and Insect Growth Regulator treatments.
Pete has played an active role in all of the quality fumigations conducted in central and Southern Illinois and facility inspections by FSS since 2006. The majority of his work has been done in facilities ranging from seed warehouses and production plants, grain elevators, grain bins, quatrain and pre-shipment treatments, food and feed facilities. Pete is a graduate of Purdue University with a broad spectrum focus in agriculture (Entomology, Botany, Horticulture, & Agronomy) and how to protect grain, seed, and other agricultural commodities from the fields to the finished products. But his education started much earlier being a third generation fumigator early influences have given him a deep rooted respect for the art and science of pest management and fumigations and also that every experience is an opportunity to learn and share with others.
The diverse educational, professional, and personal back ground has given him insight and a unique prospective on stored product pest management gaining him many opportunities to share what he and his group have learned first-hand in the field and in the classroom. This insight has not gone unnoticed in the industries. Pete has had many great opportunities to speak to audiences ranging from GEAPs fumigation safety talks, a Popcorn quality meeting at Iowa State University, Seed pest management with Purdue University and FSS, and many custom yearly Seed, Grain, Food facilities site fumigation safety updates and insect identification staff meetings throughout the industries. In 2011 Pete had the opportunity to visit and speak to the growing seed industry in Argentina. This reconfirmed to him that Stored Product Pest Management is a global language, if you start with the insect first and use what you know you are only limited by your imagination.