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Power Spray Rigs - Why Do Some Cost More Than Others?

At Qspray.com we sell a lot of pest control spray rigs and weed control sprayers.  I talk to lots of company owners and buyers.   I am amazed at home many purchasers of power sprayers don't ask enough questions or who's only question is "How much does it cost?"  If that is the primary question, there is [...]

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Pest / Weed Spray Equipment – Ignoring Problems is Expensive

Many of the pest control equipment & weed spray equipment problems we see in our repair shop are significantly worse than they need to be. In too many instances, spray techs have ignored problems in the hope that they will go away. As a business mentor once told me, “hope is not a strategy”. Spray equipment problems can be [...]

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Malware: What You Need to Know for Your Small Business

A very sobering Symantec study found that 40 percent of more than 1 billion cyberattacks prevented in 2012 were committed against small businesses. TheNational Cyber Security Alliance revealed that one in five small businesses fall victim to cybercrime each year—and that number is rising.An even more alarming statistic is that approximately 60 percent of those businesses fail within six months [...]

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225 Gallon Dual Reel Utility Bed Mounted Weed Spray Rig

NIce weed control sprayer mounted in a utility bed for a landscape client.225 Poly Leg TankHonda EngineHypro 8-Roller PumpDual Cox Hose Reels - for maximum productivityWe mount the reels on the toolbox to save bed space.  This is a component mount sprayer.  There is no frame/skid.  For this application, the frame adds almost no value so we [...]

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Terrible Technician - Offends in So Many Ways

Thanks for Ryan S. for sharing this terrible technician horror story:      We had a technician at my prior company go to a customer's house for regular pest control service.The wife was at home by herself. The technician asked the customer where her husband was (he was at work). Technician stated that if he [...]

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Can I Use my B&G Sprayer to Spray Bleach?

Can I use my B&G Sprayer to spray bleach?One quick look at these photos gives you the answer.  HELL NO!A client recently came in needing B&G replacement parts for his B&G sprayer.  He told us he used the B&G Sprayer to spray bleach.  The bleach turned the brass green and ate through the B&G Valve Extension.  Interestingly, it disolved [...]

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400 Gallon Weed Spray Rig Designed for Maximum Productivity

We built this 400 Gallon Weed Control Spray Rig for Roadrunner Public Health of Albuquerque, NM. Roadrunner won the City contract to spray all the alleys in the City.  That's hundreds of miles of alleys.  They needed a Weed Control Sprayer that would allow them to quickly, productively and cost-effectively spray all those alleys.After a number of [...]

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Birchmeier Backpack Sprayer - Clean Those Filters

It is important to ensure a long life for your Birchmeier backpack sprayer. The best way to do this is to check and clean your filters every day. On every Birchmeier there are two filters. One filter is in the tank. The other is in the spray valve (the handle as you might call it). If [...]

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Pest Control Professionals: 5 Secrets to Taking Quality Diagnostic Photos

Qspray.com is pleased to introduce guest blogger and Wildlife Control Expert, Stephen M. Vantassel.  Stephen is the author of "The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook".   This is an invaluable resource to pest control professionals in identifying damage to structures, landscapes, and livestock.Good photos can be of enormous benefit to the identification of animal or pest sign [...]

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