Gel baits have greatly improved cockroach and ant control, but they can be expensive. Applying baits requires a skilled Service Technician and cost conscious Service Manager. As with any pest control strategy, technician time and material costs are the most important variables. The cost of application equipment is small, but it can be significant when it comes to baits. The appeal of cheap or free bait guns is their cost savings, but they can be very expensive because these guns waste bait and extend service time.
Continuous Delivery. These are the free bait guns in which the amount of bait applied depends on the trigger pull. These ‘squeeze-as-you-please’ (SAP) bait guns require the technician to squeeze the trigger just enough to get the correct amount…every time.
When there are many placements per account, the potential for getting the squeeze wrong (over-application) increases. In addition, more time is required for application and each placement must be in an exposed site because the technician must see and measure the amount applied.
Dose Delivery. The B&G Bait Gun can be adjusted to deliver the same amount of gel with each trigger pull. The technician cannot change the amount by partially pulling the trigger. The adjustable settings provide a range of placement sizes and amounts.
This bait gun relieves the operator from having to measure each application and concentrate on locating and treating infested harbourages. Consistent bait delivery with every trigger pull helps to control service time and material costs.
DOLLARS AND CENTS
A pest control technician treats 100 accounts each month with cockroach bait. Each account receives 15 bait placements at the recommended rate of 0.5 grams per placement. Using a non-adjustable bait gun, the service technician may deliver 0.8 grams (over-application of 0.3 grams) or 1 gram (twice the recommended rate). The costs of these over-applications can be significant.
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