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 Sprayers – Bailing Wire & Duct Tape?

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Pest Control Sprayers – Bailing Wire & Duct Tape?

This pest control technician attempted to use Duct Tape to fix his pest control sprayers. It didn’t work and just cost him more time. He should have gotten it fixed right the first time. If your pest control spray rig need service, don’t delay.

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Pest Control Spray Guns – Shooting Straight

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The Green Garde spray gun is one of the more popular pest control spray guns.  It is sometimes referred to as the JD9 Spray Gun. This pest control spray gun is popular because is it well built, reliable, adjustable from cone to pin stream and rebuildable. Here are some hints for servicing your Green […]

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Birchmeier Backpacks – Lubrication is Critical

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Want your Birchmeier Backpack to last?  Keep it well lubricated.  There is a grease reservoir that holds the grease and a grease cap (piston) that applies the grease to the pump unit.  Turn the grease cap a half turn once a week or so to keep the Birchmeier lubricated.  Failure to do so […]

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Pest Control Sprayers – Quick Disconnects

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Pest Control Sprayers – Quick Disconnects

Installing quick disconnects on your pest control sprayers hose can save time and money.  Quick disconnects (QDs) are spring-loaded couplings that allow the technician to quickly remove the spray gun from the end of the hose.   This offers a number of advantages over the alternative, which is to hard plumb the gun directly to […]

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Pest & Weed Control Sprayers – Careless Errors Cost Money

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Pest & Weed Control Sprayers – Careless Errors Cost Money

A technician brought his power spray rig in yesterday and said his Honda engine wasn’t running properly. It turns out that someone had forgotten to put the lid back on the gas can in the back of the truck.  When it rained, water got in the gas can.  When the gas can […]

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Power Spray Rigs – Under Pressure?

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Last month I presented to the AZ Pest Control Conference. My presentation was about the “Top 10 Spray Equipment Productivity Boosters”.  Number 4 on the list has to do with pressure.  The misuse of pressure can impact your power spray rigs or hand sprayers through damage, downtime and high repair bills.  The following is […]

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Power Spray Rigs – Don’t Live with Problems

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Last month I presented to the AZ Pest Control Conference. My presentation was about the “Top 10 Power Spray Rigs Productivity Boosters”. The goal of my presentation was to help you reduce problems and downtime with pest control sprayers and weed control spray rigs.  Number 9 on the list has to do with technician training […]

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B&G Sprayers – Watch your Chemical Costs!

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B&G Sprayers – Watch your Chemical Costs!

Just read an interesting article on B&G Sprayers (see attribution below).  B&G equipment experts report that the brass spray tip on the B&G 1 gallon sprayer experiences 10% nozzle wear each year.  This means after 1 year, your B&G sprayer is putting out 10% MORE CHEMICAL than it did the year before. […]

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Spray Pump – Clean Out or Throw Out!

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Spray Pump – Clean Out or Throw Out!

Our client brought us the Gear spray Pump from his Weed Control Sprayer and asked us to fix it. One look told us what the problem was. The pump had never been cleaned out and the herbicide coagulated inside the pump. Among other problems, the pump shaft snapped because the gears were […]

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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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