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Sprayer Depot Recognizes National Pest Management Month + Tips for Pest Control Applicators

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Pest control applicators are some of the hardest working people we know, up before sunrise and3_Tips_for_Pest_Control_Applicators.jpg still out in the field at dusk. At Sprayer Depot, we appreciate the tireless effort you put into your job, and we want to remind you that we are here whenever you need us. Whether you need a new sprayer, parts and accessories, or even just application advice, you can reach us by phone, email or chat

Spring is the official start of the spray industry busiest season, so we know even longer days are ahead. Before our schedules get too hectic, we thought we would take the time to celebrate pest control professionals by joining in observance of National Pest Management Month.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) celebrates April as National Pest Management Month, an observance that has been taking place for more than 30 years. National Pest Management Month honors the professional pest control industry for playing a key role in protecting both health and property from significant pest-borne threats.

"The NPMA is pleased to have the opportunity to publicly recognize the important work that pest professionals do every day during National Pest Management Month," says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. "In honor of National Pest Management Month, the NPMA is dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks posed by household pests and encouraging homeowners to take proactive steps to prevent pest infestations in their homes and properties."

We've compiled 3 of our favorite pest control tips that can help make this season just a bit smoother:

Technical Resources

It's never too late to learn a new trick or two. We are big advocates of continued education and no matter your level of expertise, there is always something new to learn in the pest control industry. 

We have listed four blog posts filled with great information that will be useful to the veteran technician and the one just starting out! 

Pest Control Technology
We have scoured the internet to bring you the best, most useful, apps for your pest control business.

TechRoutes: Manage your Pest Control routes from your phone. This app allows you to view routes, addresses, directions, record chemicals used, mark time in/time out, and complete services.
PestXpert: Developed by Bayer, this app provides practical information to assist professional pest controllers in the identification and treatment of insect pests. It contains photographs and detailed information on over 25 different species of pest insects and rodents.
PCT: Stay up to date with industry news by downloading the Pest Control Technology app. The professional pest management industry’s leading trade publication, PCT,  provides the latest news and market analysis in an easy-to-read package.
Protective Personal Equipment

PPE requirements are dictated by the type of pesticide used, so always read the label carefully. At a minimum, you should always wear gloves, eye protection and clothes that cover any exposed skin when handling pesticides. Make sure that anyone in contact with the spray equipment and chemicals has been trained and understands the importance of wearing protective gear

Share your favorite pest control tricks of the tradein the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you!


Topics: Sprayer Depot, pest control, Pesticide applicator, pest control app, industry apps, Pest Control Technology, NMPA

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