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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 70,250 pest control workers in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Owner, Pest Control Company

Supervisory Pest Control Worker

Pest Control Worker

Pest Control Trainee