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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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Backpack Spraying—The Eradication Of Outdoor Pests

Jennie Lucas

Pest control is an essential part of keeping a residential or business property safe to access. Backpack spraying is a method that some pest control service providers offer. This type of eradication method allows the technician to maintain full control while administering a pesticide to bushes, hedges, lawns, and other organic features.

Backpack Spraying

Backpack spraying is predominantly used for outdoor applications. Ants, mosquitoes, caterpillars, and other small pests can be treated with the use of a backpack spraying system. A backpack sprayer consists of a backpack that contains a storage chamber where a pesticide mixture will be stored, a sprayer, and adjustable nozzles. A pest technician may use a specialized pest agent, which will be designed to effectively kill a particular type of winged or non-winged pest.

Some pest control products are more universal and are designed to eradicate minor infestations of many pest varieties. A technician will mix water with a pest control agent. When they first assess a piece of property, they will decide which pest control product will work for the pests. They will then use the proper concentration of the pest control product and water to create a liquid batch that will ultimately be poured into the storage chamber within the backpack.

The Application

Backpack spraying is favored by many pest control technicians. This is due to the versatility that a backpack spraying system provides. A technician is able to keep their hands free while they assess the property. They may move branches, rotten wood, and other organic materials that are in their way. This preliminary step will help a technician find where insects are nesting. It will also determine if there are multiple spots that will benefit from having a pest control product applied to them.

Pest control products are sprayed when insects are most prevalent. If there are signs of multiple infestations and one species tends to spend time in visible sight during the day and another tends to spend time in visible sight during the evening, a pest control technician may schedule two spraying sessions. They may also plan on preparing two separate batches of a pesticide.

During each spraying session, a technician will wear personal protection equipment. They will also adjust the nozzle wand to ensure that a steady stream of the pesticide is emitted from the nozzle. Gloves, a hat, goggles, and long-sleeved clothing are typically worn during live pest spraying sessions.

Contact a pest control company to learn more.