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

New Pest Control IPM Product – Win a B&G $300 Value

July 20, 2018 9:12 AM0 comments
New Pest Control IPM Product – Win a B&G $300 Value

Help me name my new Pest Control IPM Product – B&G Carry All product on Facebook. Best name will win the B&G and the carrier – a $300 value. Please visit my  Quality Equipment & Spray FaceBook page. I am very excited about this new product.  It is a carrier that […]

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Pest Control Power Sprayer Tanks – Hope is NOT a Strategy

July 19, 2018 11:28 AM0 comments

I just read an article about a FLA Pest Control Company with an overturned truck, a chemical drum flying through the truck roof and traveling 100 feet, and a chemical spill. This example demonstrates how critical is it to properly secure your pest control power sprayer tank and equipment. Had the container […]

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Power Sprayer Tanks – Fiberglass

July 18, 2018 8:20 AM0 comments

Fiberglass tanks for power sprayers are manufactured by applying fiberglass and resin around a mold. These tanks are sturdy and long-lasting, and do particularly well in extreme temperatures. They often have a baffle to reduce side to side sloshing. Because the sides are usually flat, fiberglass tanks can also be a good […]

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Power Sprayers – You Call that a Pickup Line?

July 17, 2018 9:03 AM0 comments

Power sprayer tanks are usually plumbed to feed the pump from the top or the bottom of the tank. Top Pickup – This uses a pick up tube from the top of the tank to the bottom of the tank. The advantage of top pickup is that you don’t have to […]

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Power Sprayer Tanks – Which Type for You?

July 16, 2018 9:20 AM0 comments

Power sprayers tanks are usually made of polyethylene (aka poly, or plastic), fiberglass or stainless steel. Today I am going to discuss stainless steel tanks. Stainless steel tanks are clearly the most durable, and should last much longer than any other material.  That’s the good news. This longevity has a cost.  […]

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Pre-flight Checklist – Preventing Problems in the Field

July 13, 2018 6:58 AM0 comments

Every pilot has a checklist and goes through a pre-flight routine BEFORE taking his or her plane into the air. I believe Pest Control (or weed, landscape, golf, etc.) technicians should do the same thing.  Before getting into the truck and heading to the first stop, a few minutes spent […]

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Power Spray Rig Filtration – Straining for Results

July 12, 2018 7:14 AM0 comments

I estimate that 50% of the power spray rig repairs we make for our customers are avoidable, and the majority of those are caused by filtration problems. Here are my thoughts on filtration; I would like to hear yours. Filtration is a critical consideration in power sprayer design, but often gets little consideration. Most […]

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Take Care of Your Power Sprayer Pump

July 11, 2018 1:14 PM0 comments

There are a number of steps you and your staff can take to get better results from your power sprayer pump. These simple steps, if followed, can: – Improve pump performance, – Reduce pump down time, and – Extend pump life. 1. Pump Selection. Selecting the correct pump for your application is […]

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Power Sprayer Tank Repairs

July 10, 2018 7:03 AM0 comments

I just read a great post by Keith Berglind,the platicguy, about repairing plastic tanks. We have had a lot of success in repairing fiberglass tanks. As long as the damage is not too great, along a seam, or covered in chemical (e.g., herbicide or pesticide), we get a good, long-lasting repair. […]

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Extend Your Weed Control Sprayer Life

July 9, 2018 1:38 PM0 comments

Here are a few ideas to extend the life of your weed control spray rig. 1. Herbicides are very tough on sprayers (generally much worse then insecticides). The herbicides can eat rubber o-rings, hoses, diaphragms, etc. After each use, be sure to use all the herbicide. Rinse the tank with clean […]

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