Insects Limited to host SPP webinar


April 23, 2021



Insects Limited, based in Westfield, Ind., has planned another free educational webinar for the pest management industry.

The upcoming webinar “Role of Temperature in the Biology and Control of Stored Product Pests (SPP)” will take place on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 12 p.m. EDT. Dr. Paul Fields will be the training presenter.

Dr. Fields received his doctorate in biology from Université Laval in 1987. From 1988 until 2021, he worked as a research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Winnipeg on the ecophysiology of SPP. He examined how low and high temperature, natural products such as neem, pea extracts and diatomaceous earth can be used control SPP. His work on insect behavior focused on trap design and insect repellents. He evaluated the efficacy of alternatives to methyl bromide in flour mills.

He has also served on the editorial boards of Journal of Stored Product Research (since 1995), Phytoprotection (1993-2003), The Canadian Entomologist (2003-2006), and was the editor of Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Canada (2003-2006).

Dr. Fields has served as president of the Entomological Societies of Canada and Manitoba and was appointed as a fellow of the Entomological Society of Canada in 2018. He has given more than 60 invited presentations across Canada and internationally and published more than 100 papers, 13 book chapters, and has five patents. He has mentored (as principal supervisor) four doctoral and four graduate-level students as an adjunct professor at the Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba.

The virtual training is free to attend and will be recorded for on-demand viewing. Interested pest management professionals can register here.


During 2020, the company launched a series of virtual education webinars. The prepared virtual presentations feature topics related to the pest management industry and feature speakers including Pat Kelley, BCE, president of Insects Limited, Tom Mueller, VP of Insects Limited, Ethan Estabrook, BCE, research associate at Insects Limited and more.

Interested PMPs can sign up to view all of the recorded trainings on Insects Limited website at To be added to the list for when additional episodes are available, email Mueller at

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Insects Limited canceled its 14th annual Fumigants & Pheromones Conference for 2020. The conferences were started by Insects Limited founder David Mueller, BCE, who was inducted into the Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame in October 2019.

David founded Insects Limited in 1982 and its sister company, Fumigation Service & Supply launched the year prior in 1981.


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