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Pest Control Workers

Also called: Pest Control Technician, Chemical Applicator, Service Technician, Pest Technician

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.
  • Spray or dust chemical solutions, powders, or gases into rooms, onto clothing, furnishings, or wood, or over marshlands, ditches, or catch basins.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$30,060
per year, on average
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