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 Equipment Safety 2

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Pest Control Equipment –  Vehicle Load Safety. Pest control spray Equipment safety is not just a good idea, it’s a great investment. Inattention to safety has huge financial implications: increased expenses (workers comp, clean ups, medical bills, lawsuits, repairs, etc.), lost productivity, employee turnover, customer impacts, bad publicity, etc. I will discuss vehicle load […]

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Spray Equipment Tanks – Pre-Season Cleanout Worth the Effort

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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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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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Birchmeier Backpack Sprayers – Live Long & Prosper

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Birchmeier Backpack Sprayers – Live Long & Prosper

Birchmeier Backpack Sprayers are great backpack or knapsack style sprayers for pest control & weed control.  They cost more than most other sprayers, but it you take care of them, they are well worth the investment. We have seen a number of abused Birchmeier Backpacks that were not properly cared for.   Here […]

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Pest Control Sprayer – Purchase Price is Tip of the Iceberg

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Pest Control Sprayer – Purchase Price is Tip of the Iceberg

One of our clients saved thought they would save some money and buy a less expensive pest control spray rig. They learned the hard way that pest control sprayer purchase price is only the tip of the iceberg.  The frame on this sprayer was underbuilt and the weight of the water in the […]

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Spray Equipment Clean Out – Expensive Lesson

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Spray Equipment Clean Out – Expensive Lesson

The D30 Diaphragm Pump on this Weed Control Sprayer was totally destroyed because the technician did not check the spray equipmentfilter. Here is a photo of the filter: The clogged filter caused the weed control sprayer pump to run dry and hot.  Eventually the diaphragms burst and the oil ran out of the pump.  The […]

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Towable Trailer Sprayer – Prevent Spray Equipment Problems

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Towable Trailer Sprayer – Prevent Spray Equipment Problems

If your company uses Towable Trailer Sprayers for pest control, weed control or landscape spraying, make sure your technicians are checking their equipment before driving off.  This is a photo of a  plug from a Trailer Sprayer.  The spray technician neglected to check to ensure the plug from his weed spray trailer was securely installed.  […]

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Pest Control Hose Reel – Prevent Problems

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Pest Control Hose Reel – Prevent Problems

Pest control technician came in and asked up to fix his pest control rig spray gun (photo). We asked him what happened to it. He said he was missing the pest control hose reel lock, his spray hose unrolled out the back of the pest control truck and the gun bounced along the road. […]

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