Pest Control equipment Storage is a function of vehicle, pest control methodology, tools, employee training (e.g., specialized vs. universal technician, etc.). There may be a best solution for a particular company, but I don’t believe there is a best solution for the industry.
That said, here are a couple of considerations:
Put the most commonly used items pest control equipment and supplies in the easiest access locations.
Ensure heavy items are located near the side or rear of the truck to prevent back injuries from awkward lifting.
Ensure baits, glue boards, respirators, etc. are stored separately from pesticides so odors are not transferred.
Ensure all equipment is secured, even if it is not in a toolbox. If not secured, equipment such as B&G Sprayers, backpack sprayers, ladders, etc. can be damaged or become airborne in the event of an accident.
- Consider drilling holes in the bottom of the box to allow the box to be cleaned out with water
- Inspect the connection points of the toolbox to ensure the box is securely fashioned to the vehicle
Standardize equipment, storage methods and locations wherever possible. Standardization makes everything easier, for example training, service, spare parts, repairs, inspections, etc.
Get ideas from others:
Ask employees what they like/dislike
Ask equipment suppliers for advice
At industry trade shows and conferences, spend time walking the parking lot to see the solutions that others have identified.
What ideas do you have?
Thanks to http://alchemypestcontrol.com for suggesting this topic.