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Pest Control Equipment Safety 2

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Pest Control Sprayers – Quick Hint 17b

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Pest Control Sprayers – Quick Hint 17b

Want to get more life, and have fewer problems, with your pest control sprayers (or weed control sprayer, etc)? Clean it out. Periodically, rinse out your equipment with clean water and run the clean water through the entire system. Whether it is your big power sprayer or your 4 gallon backpack sprayer […]

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Water Tank Baffles Improve Pest Control Equipment Safety

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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

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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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