Career outlook for pest control technician
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Currently employed in Scotland
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What's it like?
You would identify, control and get rid of pests so they don’t live in people’s homes or workplaces.
You would deal with infestations of rodents or insects like:
- Rats or mice
Using a range of chemicals and equipment, you’d remove infestations in homes, restaurants, sewers and other places.
- Find out what the pests are and how they are getting in
- Choose the best way of controlling the pests
- Work out the right doses of chemicals to use
- Spray chemicals to get rid of insects
- Lay poison and traps or use weapons such as air-guns to control birds and animals
- Collect dead animals and other samples for scientific analysis
- Proof an area to stop pests returning
- Give advice on stopping pests from coming back
- Complete reports and keep records
- Follow the correct processes for dealing with pesticides and dead or captured animals
You’d need good eyesight and a strong awareness of health and safety issues.
With experience you might specialise in dealing with one type of pest.
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