Money For Lunch – Andrew Greess

Articles by: Andrew GreessAndrew Greess
Andrew Greess Pest Control Equipment Expert. President at Qspray.com, a leading Spray Equipment website Qspray.com. Thunderbird School of Global Management. Phoenix, Arizona Area

Pest Control Sprayer Problems

October 19, 2017 1:01 AM0 comments
Pest Control Sprayer Problems

Are  pest control sprayer problems impacting your schedule and hurting your productivity? A pest control technician came in and told us his pest control pump was not working properly. After a review of his equipment, we found that the feeder hose from his tank to his pump was folded around part of the pest control […]

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Prevent Pest Control Sprayer Problems

October 18, 2017 1:25 AM0 comments
Prevent Pest Control Sprayer Problems

Some pest control sprayer problems are avoidable. This photo shows an unsecured Birchmeier Backpack in the back of a pest control spray vehicle. This creates a risk that the backpack sprayer could become airborne in the event of an accident, or the backpack strap could get tangled in the spinning engine shaft and […]

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Power Sprayers – Poly (Plastic) Tanks – Pros & Cons

October 6, 2017 12:55 PM0 comments

Polyethylene (Poly for short) is the plastic used to make many tanks for power sprayer applications should as pest control and weed control. Poly tanks are lighter and less expensive than most other types of tanks. They are easy to plumb. Most come with lids and output fittings already installed, which saves […]

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3 Keys to Weed Control Sprayer Longevity

October 5, 2017 12:41 PM0 comments

We have serviced thousands weed control sprayers over many years in business.  There are 3 things we have seen that will reduce problems in the field and extend the life of your weed control spray rig (or pest control, golf course sprayer, etc.).  This is true whether you are talking about a power spray […]

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Electric vs. Gas – Which Power Sprayer Pump for you?

October 4, 2017 12:34 PM0 comments

I am often asked by my customers, which type of pump should I use for pest control / weed control power spray rig, gas or electric? There is no right answer to this question.  The answer depends on your company strategy, service strategy, budget and technician preferences. Here are some things […]

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Power Sprayer – Tank Agitation

October 3, 2017 12:29 PM0 comments

Power sprayer tank agitation can be either jet or mechanical.  Jet agitation utilizes a portion of the pump’s output to stir up the tank.  Mechanical agitation, utilizes paddles (usually of stainless steel) on a shaft that is turned by belts and pulleys connected with the engine. Jet agitation is cheaper to […]

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The Secret

September 27, 2017 5:33 PM0 comments

The biggest secret in spray equipment is “check your filter”. There is nothing you can do with your spray equipment that will save you more money than this simple activity. We repair and replace more pest control spray equipment (and weed control spray equipment) because of clogged filters than for […]

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Pest Control Spray Equipment – Big Idea #2

September 26, 2017 7:56 PM0 comments

Want to get more life from your pest control spray equipment? Take the pressure off!  When you are done spraying, relieve the pressure.  Squeeze the handle of your gun to release the pressure.  If you must, spray the material back into the tank.  We don’t want to create a spill or […]

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Weed Control Sprayers – Kind of Biggish Idea #2.57

September 22, 2017 8:08 PM0 comments

Want to get more life from your weed control sprayers?  Don’t push your equipment to its limits.  Our experience is that techs run weed control power spray rigs at high speeds to get done quickly, and tend to overpressurize B&Gs and backpacks.  All of these actions will reduce sprayer life. Your power spray […]

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Pest Control Sprayers – Quick Hint 17b

September 20, 2017 8:37 PM0 comments

Want to get more life, and have fewer problems, with your pest control sprayers (or weed control sprayer, etc)? Clean it out. Periodically, rinse out your equipment with clean water and run the clean water through the entire system. Whether it is your big power sprayer or your 4 gallon backpack sprayer […]

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