Modernize Your Pest Control Business with the Best Equipment

The cornerstone of a progressive pest control business is a collection of high quality equipment. By maintaining the latest in modern pesticide equipment, your staff will have the tools that they need to safely eradicate even the most stubborn pests. Before procuring these new devices, purchasers should make every effort to ensure that proper device testing has occurred and that staff is familiar with all new devices prior to their usage.

The first step toward modernizing your pest control business is to make a list of equipment that is necessary for current and trending pest control issues in your geographical area. While confirming the types of equipment required, it is important to consider the most recent trends in pest control. For instance, many homeowners are increasingly requesting the use of environmentally friendly products and tools in the maintenance of their landscapes. The leading pest control companies should be prepared to handle the most commonly requested treatments while also possessing the preparedness to adapt to emerging environmental trends.

In addition to considering recent trends, pesticide equipment purchasers should consider the efficacy of various equipment models available on the market. Efficacy factors to consider include the rigidity of manufacturer testing standards, approval by regulatory agencies such as the EPA, and feedback from key members of professional organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Ideally, standards should be rigid, equipment should be approved by the EPA, and devices should be recommended by high ranking officials within relevant professional organizations.

Once the procurement of equipment has begun, owners and technicians should carefully review any operation manuals and training videos. Staff should be encouraged to conduct tests using the devices in order to gain familiarity with their new equipment. Operation instructions should be fully understood prior to device usage and staff should feel comfortable using all new devices and their attachments. For instance, with the recent increase in the types of sprays available to pest control companies, it is important to become familiar with the operation of key components such as hydraulic nozzles, gaskets and extensions.

A final point to consider when introducing new devices to pest control staff is the importance of reviewing safety protocols. Pest control equipment should be thoroughly cleaned prior to storage. Safety goggles, protective suits, masks and gloves should be readily available to all staff, and technicians should be advised to refrain from handling equipment without this safety equipment.

In closing, pest control companies can gain a competitive edge by focusing on the procurement of the latest devices and equipment. Ideally, new equipment procured should be well tested and approved by regulatory agencies. As in the case of all pest control devices, equipment should be properly cleaned and maintained prior to storage and reuse.