Archive for May, 2021

Sniper Hospital Disinfectant. On EPA’s ‘N’ list for  disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Anti-bacterial and fungicide. Mold & mildew cleaner. Deodorizer. Non-pesticidal allergen remover. Does not require rinsing. Sanitizes food surfaces in 60 seconds. Non-corrosive. Does not contain VOCs. Indoor use for both home and institutional settings.

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Birchmeier Bobby Duster. Oversized bellows allows for smooth flow of dust. Comes with 16′ extension and 5 variable nozzles. Transparent tank holds up to 1lb of dust

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B&G Mouse Station – Box/48. Sturdy, economical tamper-resistant mouse station. Holds more bait than similar-sized stations. Sold in cases of 48.

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An exceptionally designed and dependable 4-gallon backpack sprayer designed for the professional. Ergonomic, ambidextrous, pin-to-cone spray tip, brass handle and 18″ extension, padded straps for comfort.

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Terrific compressed-air duster for multiple uses.

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For even, controlled spread of granular insecticides, grass seed, fertilizer and ice melt. Bag can hold over 10 lbs of material. Fill bag, sling over shoulder, select size setting and spread  over a 6-foot swath evenly.

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Brigand Soft Bait 16 lbs @ $65.00. While supplies last

Monark Soft Bait 16lb @ $69.00. While supplies last

Polti Cimex Eradicator Steamer @ $990.00. While supplies last.

Zapp Bug Oven 2 @ $250.00. While supplies last.

Reconditioned Cryonite Lance with full warranty @ $1,950.00. While supplies last.

Upcoming Training

Overcoming Growing Rodent Populations

Featuring: John Phil, Bell Labs

Thursday, May 27, 2021

12:30 to 4:30 pm

Cost: $45.00

NYS DEC Credits: CORE – 1.0, 7A – 3.0, 7F – 3.0, 8 – 3.0


The Pest Management Career Training Course

Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York. Students who pass will receive a certificate which will allow them to take the state exams.  

DATES: June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2021

•     TIME6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

•     COST: Entire course, including manuals: $600.00

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Payment is final.

Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door.

The Importance of Rodent Exclusion

The most important aspect of long-term rodent control. Best practices. Tool selection. Proper techniques.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Cost: $45.00

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

NYS DEC Credits: CORE – 1.0, 3 each for 7A, 7F, 8

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Author: Wm H Robinson
B&G Equipment Company

The B&G sprayer is the workhorse of professional pest control. Most service technicians use their sprayer every day for routine pest control service, or for special jobs that require precise application. The tip shut-off valve ensures customer safety, and the rugged stainless steel and brass construction ensures long service. However, the sprayer has moving parts, valves, and washers that require regular maintenance to keep them in top condition. Monthly care and cleaning of the sprayer will keep it trouble-free.

The ‘Six-Point Maintenance’ program will keep your B&G sprayer ready for any pest control job. This program covers the key components of the sprayer—from the nozzle to the tank—and takes about 15 minutes. Start with an empty tank, and the hose drained of liquid. It helps to work at a sink with good lighting. Start at the nozzle and work back to the pump tube, and finish by cleaning the tank.

Six-Point Maintenance

Nozzle – The nozzle is made of high-grade brass and will survive being knocked around in the back of service trucks. However, with extended use the openings for the fan sprays and the pin-stream will gradually enlarge. This increase will change the angle of the spray, and the distribution pattern of the liquid in the fan may become uneven.

Note: The general appearance of the nozzle may not indicate that the openings have enlarged or are damaged. Replacing the nozzle every year is a reasonable schedule and will maintain an accurate spray pattern and flow rate.

• Hose – The hose needs replacement only when damaged. Check the connection points: hose to valve, and hose to tank. These are common sites for wear and leaks. A leak at the host-to-tank connection may require replacing the Teflon washer. Don’t over-tighten this fitting, the washer may be crushed and clog the hose.

Filter/Strainer –The filter/strainer should be removed, cleaned, and replaced regularly. Regardless of the water source or insecticides used, small pieces of dirt and debris often get into the tank. The strainer keeps dirt from clogging the valve and blocking the spray.

The filter on the Next Generation valve is located at the hose and valve junction. It is a flat screen that filters the liquid before it enters the valve, and it is held in place by an O-ring. The mesh on this filter is the same as for the filter in the standard Extenda-ban valve and serves the same purpose—remove dirt from the incoming liquid. Remove it and clean with a nylon brush.

Valve – The Extenda-Ban valve is designed for long service without leaking. A leak in the gaskets may result in a small amount of liquid on the handle, or at the end of the valve. Small leaks can be corrected by slight tightening (1/4 turn) of the packing nut; use a 3/8 wrench.

Check Valve —The check valve at the base of the pump cylinder admits air into the tank as the pump handle is depressed. It can become worn and deposits around its edge (on the pump cylinder) can cause it to leak. Periodically replacing the check valve (PV-266) will keep proper pressure in the tank. Clean the bottom of the pump cylinder to remove deposits that build up around the edge of the check valve.

Cleaning the Tank

Pesticide residues can form on the inside of the tank, especially when the tank is not emptied every day. Cleaning inside the stainless steel tank is an important part of a care and maintenance program, but should be performed carefully and with the correct cleaning fluids.

Do not use bleach as a cleaning agent. It is not effective in removing pesticide residue, and it can create small holes in the stainless steel tank. Cleaning should be done with a warm, detergent solution and with a plastic brush to remove residue from the tank bottom and sides. Do not use ammonia-based cleaning materials because this chemical will damage the brass parts. The siphon tube extends along the side and close to the bottom of the tank; be careful not to hit (and possibly bend) the siphon tube when using a brush to clean inside the tank. The hose can be cleaned with detergent solution by pressurizing the tank and spraying into a sink for several minutes. Rinse the tank with clear water several times and flush the hose with clear water. If the sprayer is not going to be used for an extended period, remove the pump unit and store the tank upside down.