Name: Andy Lindemuth, 50, of Mays Landing
Education: Holy Spirit High School
Family: Married to Terry, with three adult children and one grandchild
Company: Western Pest Services, Cape May Court House office
Position: Commercial account executive
Western Pest Services is one of the largest pest control companies in the country, specializing in complete pest elimination using fewer pesticides and more environmentally friendly methods.
Western is owned by a parent, the Rollins Corp., which also owns Orkin. Western has about 18 offices throughout New Jersey, with other locations from Connecticut all the way down to Virginia.
I’m the commercial account executive for Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties.
The Cape May Court House office services all residential and commercial customers in that area, for everything from termites to rodents to bedbugs. Those are the three major pests.
We do live animal trapping, such as opossums, raccoons and bird work. We do just about everything.
I go out and try to get businesses to use our products and services — restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, food production and hotels.
We offer contracts for monthly service and specials for one-time services to take care of, say, crickets or ants. I do all of the inspections at commercial properties. I come out and inspect your building. I file a report, and we go from there. The inspection is always free.
We schedule treatments. We have technicians who go out to do the job. They’re all state licensed.
Western also does free educational seminars for our clients. We have entomologists who teach how to look for bedbugs and other pests and what to do.
Entry: I’ve been in sales for about 15 years, previously in radio advertising and time shares.
I guess my biggest challenge is competition. There are a lot of pest control companies, a lot of mom-and-pop operations.
I have a friend in the restoration business. We swap leads, since we’re both in basements.
About me: I like to read. I read a lot of motivational books. I like to spend time with my family, especially my 18-month-old granddaughter.