Pest Control Workers

Pest control workers treat residential and commercial properties with chemicals and mechanical traps to get rid of rodents, insects, and other common pests. They may work for a pest control company, lawn or landscaping firms, or own and operate their own company. Pest control workers make periodic visits to their clients' properties to make sure they remain pest-free. They may also use chemicals to control diseases and pests that attack lawns, shrubs, and other outdoor vegetation. There are approximately 67,500 pest control workers in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required

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