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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

Spray Equipment Tanks – Pre-Season Cleanout Worth the Effort

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Spray Equipment Tanks – Pre-Season Cleanout Worth the Effort

Would you rather have your pest control spray equipment down for servicing now or in the middle of summer? The high season for pest control is approaching. Now is the time, when business is still a little slow, to get your  spray equipment in fighting shape for the long hours and hard use it will undoubtedly […]

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Spray Equipment Filter Cleanout – The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Make

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Spray Equipment Filter Cleanout – The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Make

We have had a number of technicians and PCO’s stop in the past week. They asked us to service their pumps because they were losing pressure. It turned out all that was needed was to clean their filters. We gave them a lecture, but no invoice, and sent them on […]

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Pest Control Sprayer Problems

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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

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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

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

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

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3 Keys to Weed Control Sprayer Longevity

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?

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

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

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Power Sprayer – Tank Agitation

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

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The Secret

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

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Pest Control Spray Equipment – Big Idea #2

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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