It’s never too late to learn something new, especially in the bug business. Which is why on Wednesday, March 13, Admiral Pest Control conducted their annual training on how to disassemble, maintain, clean, and reassemble the they use for exterior pest control.
During the two-hour class, 15 of Admiral’s technicians all gathered at the Admiral Pest Control corporate garage to get a refresher course on the ins and outs of how these backpack sprayers work. This training was not only for new technicians, but also to remind seasoned professionals how to troubleshoot the sprayers if something goes wrong. Part of the class includes taking the backpacks apart and cleaning them, which according to Brian Jones, President of Admiral Pest Control, “is very helpful if the sprayers ever malfunction while working onsite at a residence or business. If a technician knows how the sprayer functions from the inside out, then he can disassemble it to look for the problem, and fix it on the spot.”
Every year, Bobby, Admiral’s Target Specialty products representative, conducts the class for Admiral Pest Control. (Target Specialty is the distributor of the products that Admiral uses.) Admiral’s technicians use these sprayers to get into the small cracks and crevices where pests can hide. They’re also used for spot treatment in your garage or areas of your yard that need pest control attention. Bobby told Brian that the Admiral Pest Control technicians are consistently the most knowledgeable technicians he has had the pleasure to teach. Specifically, Bobby felt the Admiral guys were considerably handier with the equipment than most of the people he trains.
In addition to the technicians’ professional development, the training counts as two hours of the criteria needed for Admiral Pest Control to renew their license. Any company in the pest control business must adhere to a certain number of hours of training every year to stay current on the products and equipment. As result, Admiral Pest Control has several training sessions throughout the year, ensuring that you always get the most knowledgeable technicians (and safely maintained equipment) when an Admiral professional provides pest control services for your home or business.
So were there any unexpected occurrences during the training? “Well, one participant cut his hand while taking apart his sprayer,” says Brian Jones. “We had to stop class for a few minutes while he bandaged himself up. Fortunately, it was nothing serious.”
Which goes to show WHY you have training in the first place. Not only do you want to make sure everyone’s on the same page when it comes to equipment use and product safety, but you also want to get all the kinks out BEFORE you test drive products in the field…especially if those kinks happen to involve any kind of first aide.