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Replacing the Air Chamber on a Birchmeier Backpack

Andrew Greess, at Qspray.com, knows a thing or two about Birchmeier Backpack sprayers and all their parts. Not only does QSpray sell the products and parts, but they repair them as well. A part that sometimes wears down and cracks is the air cylinder. It is understandable as an extreme amount of pressure gets put into this piece, repeatedly.Occasionally, [...]

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Terrible Technician Requires Hygiene Policy

Thanks for Cory H. for sharing this terrible technician horror story:I had a technician who refused to wear deodorant and would hit the gym on his lunch break. He also had a headcold and would blow snot rockets, which, because he went to the gym so much, he had a big chest and they would [...]

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Cool Weed Control Spray Trailer for City of Phoenix Aviation Department

We recently delivered this beautiful 200 Gallon Weed Control Spray Trailer to the City of Phoenix Aviation Department.   Features: 225 Gallon Poly Leg Tank (with hydrant fill and garden hose fill anti-siphons) Honda GX160 5.5 HP Engine (motor mount raised for easy oil changes & service) Hypro 7560XL 8-Roller Pump (lots of output for agitation and spraying) Cox Electric Hose Reel [...]

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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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