As a professional pest control applicator, the single most important tool for the trade is most likely your sprayer but as you probably know, all sprayers are not the same. No matter what the application though, the primary goal of a sprayer is to provide an even and controlled application of the pesticide. To that aim, we've compiled a list of the six features that all pest control operators want in a sprayer.
1) Pump Specifications
Features such as flow rate, pressure, and whether the pump operates on gas or electric power are the types of specifications which will differ depending on the intended application, the type of pesticide used, and the amount of coverage desired. For instance, the Hypro D30GRGI pump used with the JD9-C spray gun delivers a particularly strong flow rate at a high pressure, allowing the operator to reach heights of up to 40 feet, which is ideal for reaching the pesky wasp nests that are often found in roof eaves.
2) Spray Distance
With pin stream or misting spray guns, extended spray distances are possible whether pesticide is applied in vertical or horizontal directions. Again, this type of application is excellent for targeting wasp nests in roof eaves, even on taller multiple storied homes.
When considering the durability of a sprayer, one of the most important components to consider is the frame. At Sprayer Depot, we carry the complete line of Kings Sprayers, built with 6061 aircraft grade aluminum frames which are lightweight, chemical resistant and will never rust or need painting.
4) Add-On Options
Another feature that is important to consider is the available add-on options. Most sprayers l have several additional add-on components available such as different length hoses, hose reels and booms. Having add-ons to use with your sprayer may give you a range of slightly different uses or allow various other types of applications.
As with any tool of your trade, having a warranty gives you peace of mind in the unlikely event that your sprayer has a malfunction. Not all sprayers have warranties, however there are some like Kings Sprayers that come with a very generous warranty. King Sprayers offers a 5 year frame / 5 year tank / 1 year parts and labor (limited to manufacturer defects) warranty.
Lastly, probably the most important thing that pest control operators look for in sprayers is quality. The question of quality boils down to the type of components including frame, pump, tank, and spray hose. The manufacturer of the sprayer is also a mark of quality. Sprayers made by Kings Sprayers are built from the ground up in Orlando, FL which is one of the reasons why Kings is a leader in the industry.
When it comes time to make your sprayer purchase, be sure to give some thought to these six features. At Sprayer Depot, we understand your need for high quality and consumer tested and verified sprayers, and want to help you select the right sprayer for your needs. If you have any questions or need some recommendations, contact one of our knowledgeable customer service technicians today!