Pest Control Technician Job Description

Updated May 24, 2018

A pest control technician works for companies that provide pest control and fumigation services.

A person working at this position is required to make sure that the areas that he or she is assigned, are pest free, through the implementation of well-developed pest control procedures.

Working as a pest control technician means that you have to possess a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. Previous experience in this capacity will go a long way in making you a great person to hire at this position. As a pest control technician, you have to know all there is to know about handling infestations and managing fumigation work.

Safety of self and other people around you is essential when working at this position, which means that you will need to know all there is to know about safely handling these activities, and following the protocol.

Thorough knowledge of the tools and equipment used in performing pest control activities is an absolute must when working as a pest control technician. Also, it will be your responsibility to ensure that any imminent infestations are determined, and nipped in the bud, for which you will need to be highly insightful, and possess an excellent eye for detail.

If working in a pest control capacity is what you want to do, have a look at the following list of duties particular to this position:

Pest Control Technician Duties & Responsibilities

• Take orders for handling pest control activities, and make defined guesses about required tools and equipment.

• Ascertain that all tools and equipment are safely transported to the site, in trucks or vans.

• Greet customers, and engage them in conversation to determine their specific pest control requirements.

• Inspect buildings and grounds to determine where infestation begins, and how far it has reached.

• Measure areas to assess the need for treatment, and estimate cost of services.

• Control the infestations of roaches, ants, rodents, birds, snakes, and termites, according to specified protocols.

• Operate spraying equipment, bait guns, and power foggers in the performance of pest control activities.

• Cut or boreholes or openings in building or surrounding areas, to gain access to infested areas.

• Insert nozzle of spray equipment into openings, and inject pesticides to impregnate the area.

• Clean and remove blockages from areas that are infested, to facilitate the spraying process.

• Ascertain the safety of people and pets by closing out windows and doors, and erecting warning signs inside, and outside the building.