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 seriously damage the pump, engine and backpack. The later situation will result in significant downtime and spray equipment repair expenses. Spray techs should inspect their equipment to eliminate unsafe conditions and prevent spray equipment problems.