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Do You Have a Terrible Technician Story? It Could be Worth Money!

I was telling a customer friend that one our mechanics had quit with no notice, leaving us at the busiest time of year.Not to be outdone, my friend told me that he had to recently fire a technician who said he provided service to a municipal client.  The client was suspicious because they didn't see [...]

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Interview with Jerry Schappert, CEO of the Bug Doctor.

Read our interview with Jerry Schappert, CEO of the Bug Doctor. Learn how he consistently ranks on the first page of Google without spending a dime and how he has leveraged his blog into a variety of other income streams while providing great pest control service to his Ocala FL customers.         I started The Bug Doctor [...]

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Pest Control Equipment - I Thought I Had Seen it All

When it comes to pest control equipment, I thought I had seen it all but I was wrong. I got a call from technician early this morning. We had installed a new 50 gallon pest control sprayer in his vehicle a month ago.   He said the pump wasn’t working and nothing was coming out. He was getting no [...]

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How to Eliminate 50% of your Pest Control Equipment Problems

We estimate that as much as 50% of the pest control equipment problems we see in our pest equipment repair shop are related to one simple thing. The Filter.  Clogged filters.  Missing filters screen.  Missing filter gasket.  Improper seal on filter due to damaged gasket.You have heard me say this a hundred times. Check and [...]

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Soft Seat Gasket Is Small But Integral Part of Your B&G Sprayer

The Soft Seat Gasket is a small, but integral part of the B&G sprayer. Hidden within the tip of the sprayer it controls when the spray is released after pulling the trigger and prevents it from leaking. When the trigger is pulled a stopper is pulled back opening space in front of the Seat Gasket and slips back into [...]

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Safety is Good Insurance - Check Your Pest Control Equipment Load Security

Attention to safety can be great insurance for your pest control company.Conversely, inattention to safety can have nasty financial impacts to your business. For instance:- Increased expenses:- Workers compensation claims/expenses      - Chemical Cleanups- Medical Bills- Lawsuits- Equipment repairs- Productivity impacts:   + Downtime   + Lost productivity   + Employee turnover- Customer impacts           [...]

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Heavy Duty Coxreels Electric Hose Reel 1125 4 200 E

The Cox 1125-4-200E is a beautiful, heavy duty piece of equipment that is a great addition to any lawn and garden or pest control company truck. The E simply means its electric versus the manual model. It has a one-third horse power motor on the side which is just right for this size reel. While a solid piece of equipment [...]

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Some Pest Control Equipment Problems Are Avoidable

Pest control sprayers & pest control equipment requires care and attention so it works well day after day.  A lot of the problems we see in our pest control equipment repair shop are completely avoidable.  Pest control technicians must be trained to identify and report pest control sprayer problems rather than living with them. This photo shows how [...]

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The Simplest Way to Extend Pest Control Equipment Life

Pest control equipment problems can ruin your day. Missed appointments, repair expenses, overtime, can all result from pest equipment problems. Here is the key technique that if absent, guarantees problems and downtime.Assign responsibility for each piece of pest equipment to one technician and hold them accountable.Anyone with kids will remember this. When something breaks, I ask my kids who did [...]

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Use the Birchmeier DR-5 Duster For Hard To Reach Spots

The Birchmeier DR-5 Duster is a great way to apply insecticide dust into cracks, crevices, wall voids and other hard to reach areas. It is a five – liter tank that has both a hand pump and a valve to use an air compressor. The long brush application wand stores right on the pump handle and there is a convenient [...]

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