Pest Control Workers

realistic interests identify damage chemical solutions set traps customer pests personal service drive truck clean site recommend treatment

Exterminator, Pest Control Technician (Pest Control Tech), Pest Technician, Residential Pest Control Technician

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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.



  • customer service

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


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


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Hearing and Speech

  • speak clearly


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software

  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
  • Report writing software

Video creation and editing software

  • YouTube

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Marathon Data Systems PestPac


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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