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Pest Control Equipment: What You Need to Know

Pest Control Equipment: What You Need to Know

Pest control is a vital service that helps to protect people, property, and the environment from harmful pests. Whether you are a professional pest control operator or a DIY enthusiast, you need to have the right equipment to perform pest control effectively and safely.

Pest control equipment is designed to make the application of chemicals for pest control easier, more convenient, and less labor-intensive. The right equipment can also make things safer for applicators and the overall environment.

There are many types of pest control equipment available in the market, but some of the most common ones are:

  • Power sprayers: These are devices that use an electric or gas-powered pump to create high-pressure spray of liquid pesticides. Power sprayers can cover large areas quickly and efficiently, and they can be mounted on trucks, trailers, or carts for mobility. Power sprayers are ideal for treating lawns, gardens, trees, shrubs, and other outdoor areas where pests may be hiding.
  • Hand sprayers: These are smaller and more portable devices that use manual pressure to create a spray of liquid pesticides. Hand sprayers can be used for spot treatments, cracks and crevices, indoor areas, and hard-to-reach places where power sprayers may not be suitable. Hand sprayers come in various sizes and capacities, ranging from 1-gallon to 4-gallon tanks.
  • Hand dusters: These are devices that use compressed air to blow fine particles of dust pesticides into cracks, crevices, voids, and other places where insects may be hiding. Hand dusters can be used for treating wall voids, attics, crawl spaces, electrical outlets, and other areas where liquid pesticides may not be effective or safe. Hand dusters come in various shapes and sizes, some with extension tubes or tips for better reach.
  • Foggers: These are devices that use heat or pressure to create a fog or mist of liquid pesticides. Foggers can be used for treating large indoor spaces such as warehouses, storage rooms, basements, and other areas where pests may be flying or crawling. Foggers come in different types such as thermal foggers (which use heat), cold foggers (which use pressure) or ULV foggers (which use ultra-low volume droplets).
  • Foamers: These are devices that use air pressure to create a foam of liquid pesticides mixed with foaming agents. Foamers can be used for treating termite infestations in soil, wood, or concrete structures by injecting the foam into holes drilled into the infested areas. Foamers can also be used for treating wall voids,
    plumbing pipes and other areas where liquid pesticides may not reach effectively.
  • Bait guns: These are devices that use a trigger mechanism to dispense gel baits for ants, roaches, and other insects. Bait guns can be used for applying precise amounts of bait in cracks, crevices, corners, and other places where insects may feed. Bait guns come with various tips and cartridges for different types of baits.

These are some of the most common pest control equipment that you may need depending on your situation and target pests. However,
there are also other types of equipment such as granular spreaders (for applying granular pesticides), aerosol dispensers (for releasing aerosol pesticides), bird cages (for trapping birds), bee suits (for protecting yourself from bee stings) and many others.

When choosing pest control equipment, you should consider factors such as:

  • The type of pests you want to control
  • The size and location of the area you want to treat
  • The type of pesticide you want to use
  • The safety precautions you need to take
  • The cost and availability of the equipment

You should also follow the instructions on how to use, maintain, calibrate, clean, store and dispose of your pest control equipment properly. This will ensure that your equipment works effectively, safely and lasts longer. Using pest control equipment requires proper knowledge, skills, and care.

If you have a pest problem that needs addressed, let our trained service technicians use the proper equipment for the job and keep you pest free.

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