Pump Sprayers are the most common, and generally the most effective piece of pest control equipment for applying chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. High quality sprayer brands come with adjustable nozzles and wands to give the operator great control over the application of chemicals. Using a quality sprayer makes chemical application easier, safer, and effective. Sprayers also save you money by reducing over-spray and overall chemical use, especially when the sprayer utilizes a high quality shut-off handle.
Caution: Some people are tempted to mix insecticide concentrates in a cheap spray bottle, but that can be both dangerous and ineffective, especially when treating larger areas. Your goals during pest control treatment should be to keep the spray away from your body, and hitting only the target area with spray. This is safer for you and the environment.
Brands: We prefer B&G sprayers because they are professionally tested, lightweight, and have the highest customer satisfaction. Chapin sprayers are also a good alternative to B&G.
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Invade Bio Foam is a probiotic and is a highly concentrated form of Invade. As a sanitation product, it contains a combination of microbes and citrus oil in order to get rid of organic debris, odors and scum that builds up in drains and other areas. Getting rid of scum and organic debris is indispensable in sanitation control management. It may be mixed with insect growth regulators or a non-repellent insecticides. Invade Bio Foam creates a lot of foam as it expands. Learn More
This professional backpack sprayer by Chapin is from their professional line of sprayers. Common uses for this sprayer include spraying herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. The wide padded carrying straps will give you the ease of a hands-free operation and a cushion grip shut-off for ease of operation. You can use this sprayer if you are left handed or right handed; comes with a positional pump handle. The Viton chemical resistant seals are standard with this backpack sprayer, increasing the life span of this sprayer. It is made of high density polyethylene.Learn More
This handy B&G stainless steel sprayer with its green top and bottom can be used to identify natural or organic pesticides. It also comes with a tip extension 5700-B. B&G sprayers are known for their durability with their stainless steel tanks, brass wands and brass shut off assemblies. The hose and gaskets are chemical resistant.Learn More
$196.50B&G PestPro IV BackPack Sprayer -2 Gal (4 way tip) Learn More
$167.94Chapin Compressor Charged Industrial Sprayer 3.5 Gallon #1999 with it's adjustable nozzle and female brass fan nozzle attaches directly to shut-off or extension.Chapin Compressor Charged Industrial Sprayer 3.5 Gallon #1999 has a 24-inch curved brass extension wand. Heavy-duty all weather hose. Tri-poxy coated steel tank. Will take form oils, but not acetones. Learn More
The B&G VersaFoamer 4000CT includes 1-gallonon stainless steel tank and a 7 ft hose for application from the tank. It is not only a complete foam application system but has a quiet running air compressor andcomes in a secure and portable case. The lid can be closed and locked during operation. The system comes with a 8 inch curved applicator tip. The optional flexible tip for the B&G VersaFoamer 4000 can be used to apply biological cleaners deep into clogged drains. The optional Straight Tip with Stopper is available for sub-slab injection.Learn More
How to use adjustable nozzles when spraying chemicals
Adjustable nozzles let you change the pesticide spray pattern to accommodate the treatment area and the type of chemical in use. In some cases, a direct stream of chemical is most effective if the target is small. For example, a direct stream works well if you are targeting a specific weed surrounded by desirable plants. You want the herbicide to only come into contact with the undesirable plant to avoid damaging the desirable plants. A broad spray pattern on the other hand is effective for applying insecticide to the exterior walls of a home where you typically want to cover a large area quickly. Proper spray control is the most environmentally safe way to treat against pests
How sprayer wands make pest control safer
Sprayer wands are an important piece of equipment because they keep the chemical farther away from your body while spraying and allow you to reach areas beyond your arm's length. A home's foundation or weeds surrounding the outer perimeter of a flower bed are examples of a places that a sprayer wand can help you reach.
Safety Tip: When possible, avoid spraying chemicals overhead. While sprayer wands allow you to reach higher areas, often times the chemical will fall back on you in the process. Always wear safety goggles, a respirator, gloves, and long sleeve clothing when spraying in areas where chemical exposure is possible. Avoid skin and eye contact with all types of herbicides and insecticides.