Pest Control Workers

Also called: Exterminator, Pest Control Technician (Pest Control Tech), Pest Technician

Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
What they do:
Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
On the job, you would:
  • Record work activities performed.
  • Inspect premises to identify infestation source and extent of damage to property, wall, or roof porosity and access to infested locations.
  • Recommend treatment and prevention methods for pest problems to clients.
KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
SKILLS

Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Marathon Data Systems PestPac
Video creation and editing software
  • YouTube
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Report writing software
EDUCATION


high school diploma/GED usually needed SEARCH ALL PROGRAMS & MAJORS SEARCH COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $60,430.00
Median: $43,470.00
Low: $30,670.00
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