Money For Lunch – pestcontrol

Post Tagged with: "pestcontrol"

Pest Control Equipment – Safety is Free

September 15, 2017 1:40 PM0 comments

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 […]

Read more ›

Pest Control Sprayer – Inspect the Bolts

September 13, 2017 8:57 PM0 comments

Pest control spray rigs are in your truck – they need to stay there. How long has it been since you inspected the bolts holding your pest control sprayer in your truck. Nuts can come loose, truck beds can rust, etc.  You don’t want your rig flying out in the event of an […]

Read more ›

Power Sprayer Pump Maintenance: 8 Tips for Extending Pump Life

September 4, 2017 12:51 PM0 comments

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 […]

Read more ›

Pest Control Power Sprayer Tanks – Hope is NOT a Strategy

August 1, 2017 4:50 AM0 comments

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 […]

Read more ›

Take Care of Your Power Sprayer Pump

July 24, 2017 1:02 PM0 comments

There are a number of steps you and your staff can take to get better results from your power sprayer pump. These simple steps, if followed, can: – Improve pump performance, – Reduce pump down time, and – Extend pump life. 1. Pump Selection. Selecting the correct pump for your application is […]

Read more ›

Tips on Buying a New Power Sprayer

July 20, 2017 9:10 AM0 comments

Common Mistakes to Avoid Buying equipment without planning exactly what you need Not asking for help or advice Buying one sprayer for every possible application Buying what the salesman is selling instead of what you need Buying solely on price Not knowing what you’re getting (even the little parts matter) Questions […]

Read more ›

Pest Control Power Spray Equipment & Your Truck

July 18, 2017 4:16 PM0 comments

There are many factors to consider when purchasing a truck for a pest control or weed control business.    One issue to consider is how your desired power spray equipment configuration works in your truck. Many new trucks have features that can impact installation and use of power spray equipment.  There are fewer […]

Read more ›

A Little PM (Preventative Maintenance) Goes a Long Way

July 17, 2017 3:40 PM0 comments

Regardless of what you spent on your power spray rig, whether it is the newest top of the line gear, or a 20 year old hand me down, a good preventative maintenance (PM) program can make your life easier.  Even the best equipment will require maintenance when exposed to typical operating […]

Read more ›

Reducing Pest Control Spray Technician Downtime

July 14, 2017 3:24 PM0 comments

You’ve bought the newest truck and the best pest control spray equipment. You’ve hired the best technicians and trained them well. So why do you have so much equipment-related downtime? Despite your best efforts, extended running times, hard use, extreme temperatures, harsh chemicals and misuse are going to cause equipment failures. […]

Read more ›

Spray Equipment & Your Company Strategy

July 13, 2017 5:40 AM0 comments

Many organizations view their power spray equipment as an overhead expense. I propose another view. Spray equipment should be an integral part of your Company’s strategy. Let me illustrate by negative example. You are the owner of a company that prides itself on the quality of work. You’ve spent good money on […]

Read more ›