Pest Control Workers


Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
Also called: Exterminator, Pest Control Technician, Pest Technician, Residential Pest Control Technician

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

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

Abilites:

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

Personality:

Description: 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:

    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Report writing software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Marathon Data Systems PestPac
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
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