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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

Alien Invaders – Cost you Money!

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Quagga mussels are invading AZ waterways. They are related to zebra mussels that have taken over mid-west waterways. The US spends between $500 million to $5 billion to fight this problem. These mussels clog waterways & pipes. They filter food from the water, decreasing the food source for native fish […]

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B & G Sprayers – A Math Lesson

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Last month I posted a comment that the tip on your B&G Sprayer wears out, increasing your chemical cost 10% per year.  My suggestion to be aware of this hidden cost was met with scorn by one reader. A certain Mr. RT Garrett thought my advice insignificant.  Here is his comment: ” […]

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Power Spray Rig – Little Things Cost You Money

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Power Spray Rig – Little Things Cost You Money

A weed control technician came in and said the Honda engine on his weed control sprayer wasn’t working properly.  It turned out the engine contained bad gas and the culprit was quickly identified.  The technician had left the cap off the gas can used to fill the Honda engine.  It had rained […]

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Power Spray Equipment – Don’t Create Problems for Yourself

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Power Spray Equipment – Don’t Create Problems for Yourself

Keeping your power spray equipment in great running condition is tough enough without creating your own problems. A technician came in recently for some service. When we went out to service his truck mount sprayer, we saw the following condition (photo). The technician had carelessly leaned his inspection ladder on top of his spray […]

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Pest Control Sales – Follow Up Is Critical

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I normally write about pest control sprayers and weed spray rigs with the goal of helping spray professionals become more productive. This information is not related to spray equipment, but I these sales tips will be valuable sales to spray professionals trying to build their business. Follow Up: 48% of people never follow-up with […]

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Spray Equipment – It’s Cheaper to Prevent Problems

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Spray Equipment – It’s Cheaper to Prevent Problems

Many of the problems we see with  pest control sprayers and weed control spray rigs are avoidable.  Company owners and managers should train spray technicians to examine spray equipment to identify and prevent equipment problems before they impact customers and budgets. This photo shows a worn belt that should be replaced BEFORE it fails in the […]

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Weed Sprayer – Unique Design for Productivity

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300 Gallon Weed Spray Trailer, one of a set recently delivered to a local municipality.  Client was very pleased with our work.  There are some really cool features on these weed spray rigs.  I have tried to highlight  a few of these unique items in the video below. The hose reel is […]

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Pest Control Pump Destroyed – Not a Great Christmas Present!

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Pest Control Pump Destroyed – Not a Great Christmas Present!

Pest control technician came in just before the holidays and said the roller pump on his pest control spray rig had just started leaking. We removed and opened the pump and were surprised at what we found. The pump was a total loss. The shaft had been worn down like it had but turned […]

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Four Bumblebee Species Declining in North America

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Four Bumblebee Species Declining in North America

Bumblebees, specifically 4 species, are found by scientists to be declining. The decline in bumblebees has not been as dramatic as the colony collapse disorder affecting honeybees. Whether you are in the bee-related industries or not, declines in these important pollinators is bad news for you. You can read the […]

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Pest Control Equipment – Freeze Damage is Expensive (part 2)

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Pest Control Equipment – Freeze Damage is Expensive (part 2)

Freeze damage to pest control spray equipment is one of the easiest problems to avoid.  We see freeze damage even in AZ where freezing temperatures rarely occur.  Here is a photo of a B&G Pest Sprayer wand that cracked, because it was left under pressure over night when temperatures dropped. All the pest control […]

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