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Spray Equipment Cost – Purchase Price is the Tip of the Iceberg

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Have you ever calculated what your pest management spray equipment actually costs?  Spray equipment cost is like the iceberg; only a small portion is visible.  The rest is hiding, waiting to sink your company ship. Don’t assume purchase price is the same as cost. Total pest control spray equipment cost is comprised of the following […]

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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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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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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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Pest Control Sprayer – Inspect the Bolts

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Pest Control Sprayer – Inspect the Bolts

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 […]

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Pest Control Power Spray Equipment & Your Truck

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Pest Control Power Spray Equipment & Your Truck

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 […]

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Spray Equipment & Your Company Strategy

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Spray Equipment & Your Company Strategy

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 […]

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Birchmeier Backpacks – This Problem is Avoidable

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Birchmeier Backpacks – This Problem is Avoidable

Birchmeier Backpacks | Birchmeier Backpack Sprayers Pest control technician brought his Birchmeier Backpack Sprayer in for service. The steel pumping handle had snapped off. He said the Birchmeier Sprayers was only a few months old and asked if the pump handled was under warranty. Birchmeier backpacks have a great 2-year warranty, but this situation […]

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Emergency Repair Kits Part #1

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Emergency Repair Kits Part #1

Pest control spray equipment breakdowns can wreak havoc on your schedule, impact your customers and hurt company profitability. Yet with a little planning some downtime can be avoided. Here is one simple tip. Keep easy-to-replace parts in each truck so that minor repairs can be completed in the field. A […]

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Safety is Not Just a Good Idea, It’s a Great Investment

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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 and bad publicity. Safety considerations for spray professionals are: Vehicle load security. Equipment that’s not secure poses a risk to: The driver. Flying equipment could injure the […]

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