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Jeff from Moreland, Georgia writes,

Is it Ok to leave pesticide in the sprayer for several days?

How long can you store a pesticide inside the tank of a sprayer? Will the pesticide(s) destroy the rubber seals if left in the system?


You should not store mixed insecticide concentrates for loger that 24 hours in the Chapin Premier 1 Gallon Sprayer, or any other sprayer for that matter. Concentrated insecticides will begin to separate which will clog the lines as well as destroy the seals in the sprayer. We recommend mixing a gallon at a time and discarding left over solution by pouring the solution on the ground next to the foundation of the house.

Answer last updated on: 10/24/2014

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