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Pest Control Equipment Safety 2

October 25, 2017 2:50 PM0 comments
Pest Control Equipment Safety 2

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 Filter Cleanout – The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Make

October 23, 2017 5:27 PM0 comments
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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Power Sprayers – Poly (Plastic) Tanks – Pros & Cons

October 6, 2017 12:55 PM0 comments
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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Electric vs. Gas – Which Power Sprayer Pump for you?

October 4, 2017 12:34 PM0 comments
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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The Secret

September 27, 2017 5:33 PM0 comments
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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Water Tank Baffles Improve Pest Control Equipment Safety

September 18, 2017 12:11 PM0 comments
Water Tank Baffles Improve Pest Control Equipment Safety

Our customers have been asking for poly tanks water baffles to reduce water surge and improve safety. Until recently, we had no way of providing a solution. As pest control operators go with smaller trucks to save on gas, the issue of tank baffles and vehicle control is even more […]

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Pest Control Equipment – Safety is Free

September 15, 2017 1:40 PM0 comments
Pest Control Equipment – Safety is Free

Pest control equipment – is your toolbox – storage or flying lawsuit? The first in a series of articles on pest control & weed control equipment safety. The costs of lack of safety can be big: injured employees, medical expenses, clean up expenses, increased insurance (auto, workers comp, liability) expenses, customer […]

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Power Sprayer Pump Maintenance: 8 Tips for Extending Pump Life

September 4, 2017 12:51 PM0 comments
Power Sprayer Pump Maintenance: 8 Tips for Extending Pump Life

There are a number of steps you and your staff can take to get better results from your spray pump.  These simple steps, if followed, can: Improve pump performance Reduce pump down time Extend pump life 1. Pump Selection. Select and use the correct spray pump for your application. Not every pump can be used […]

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Pest Control Power Sprayer Tanks – Hope is NOT a Strategy

August 1, 2017 4:50 AM0 comments
Pest Control Power Sprayer Tanks – Hope is NOT a Strategy

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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