Another thought is to spray it yourself. But if he will do the job, put it on his calender for regular maintenance and make applesauce out of this years. After you strain out the bugs, the sauce is just as good. Makes great apple butter too.
I had to dig my own hole to put up a sign recently and to put in fence posts. I am 63. Be safe stay well. I had waited a few weeks for my husband, now if just appreciate I have him and do my own thing.