Batteries: Check batteries in all field equipment that require them, including aspirators, light traps, flashlights, radios, cell phones.
Insect Traps: Clean all the insect traps and check your inventory of CO2. Look for breaks in the covers and fans, tears in the collection bags, and check the electrical connections.
Communication Systems: Take a fresh look at your communication plan. Are you using the best technology matched to your program needs? As well as checking the batteries and chargers, look for worn connectors or electrical shorts that might rob you of the ability to communicate with your employees in the field.
Equipment Checklists: Use the manufacturers’ recommended checklists for equipment including vehicles, sprayers, larviciding rigs, foggers, etc. Make sure that everyone who uses the equipment knows how important it is to maintain it correctly.
Pesticide Stewardship: In your pesticide storage area, make sure that all SDS sheets are readily available. Check the integrity and the security of the area to make sure the supplies are properly secured …continue reading