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PEST CONTROL MANAGER: Handling Bugs And Rodents

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Mike, a pest control manager, started in the business 27 years ago as a technician. Today he is the manager of the local pest control company. He advises those looking to go into pest control to study hard and to learn as much about entomology and rodents as you can.

Job Title: Pest Control Manager

Job Summary: Pest Control Workers

Job Description

Pest control workers control, manage, or remove unwanted creatures, such as roaches, rats, ants, termites, and bedbugs, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Required by State.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
25 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Technical skills, Strength/stamina, People skills, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
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Chemistry
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m='12710'>large</span> <span m='13170'>local</span> <span m='13510'>pest</span> <span m='13760'>control</span> <span m='14090'>company--</span> <span m='16170'>a</span> <span m='16300'>local</span> <span m='16680'>company,</span> <span m='17110'>here in the</span> <span m='17476'>Santa Ros area.</span> <span m='19150'>And</span> <span m='20210'>a</span> <span m='20230'>typical</span> <span m='20620'>day</span> <span m='20820'>for</span> <span m='21030'>us</span> <span m='21230'>is</span> <span m='21370'>dealing</span> <span m='21590'>with</span> <span m='21740'>all</span> <span m='22020'>kinds</span> <span m='22320'>of</span> <span m='22390'>pest</span> <span m='22815'>issues</span> <span m='23240'>It's</span> <span m='23360'>a</span> <span m='23800'>challenging</span> <span m='24880'>career</span> <span m='25220'>to</span> <span m='25560'>have.</span> </p><p><span m='26230'>I</span> <span m='26680'>thought I was going</span> <span m='26950'>to</span> <span m='27110'>be</span> <span m='27230'>a</span> <span m='27290'>police</span> <span m='27640'>officer,</span> <span m='28150'>like</span> <span m='28300'>my</span> <span m='28400'>dad.</span> <span m='29140'>And</span> <span m='30470'>when</span> <span m='30880'>I</span> <span m='30920'>was</span> <span m='31100'>18</span> <span m='31680'>I</span> <span m='32020'>saw</span> <span m='32479'>a</span> <span m='32590'>job</span> <span m='32950'>listing</span> <span m='33490'>for</span> <span m='33785'>a</span> <span m='34080'>pest</span> <span m='34270'>control</span> <span m='34610'>technician,</span> <span m='35240'>applied,</span> <span m='35495'>and</span> <span m='35750'>was hired,</span> <span m='37270'>and</span> <span m='37490'>started</span> <span m='37910'>my</span> <span m='38040'>training</span> <span m='38350'>from</span> <span m='38685'>there.</span> <span m='39020'>I</span> <span m='39160'>wish</span> <span m='39420'>I</span> <span m='39480'>knew</span> <span m='39680'>a</span> <span m='39710'>little</span> <span m='39960'>bit</span> <span m='40320'>more</span> <span m='40810'>about</span> <span m='41060'>entomology,</span> <span m='41760'>about</span> <span m='41980'>insects</span> <span m='42740'>and</span> <span m='43590'>things</span> <span m='43940'>related</span> <span m='44590'>to</span> <span m='44700'>the</span> <span m='44820'>pest</span> <span m='45050'>control</span> <span m='45480'>industry.</span> </p><p><span m='46550'>I</span> <span m='46900'>would</span> <span m='47100'>say,</span> <span m='47480'>study</span> <span m='47910'>hard.</span> <span m='48410'>It's</span> <span m='48600'>a</span> <span m='48670'>challenging</span> <span m='49250'>industry.</span> <span m='49565'>The</span> <span m='49880'>more</span> <span m='50180'>education</span> <span m='50750'>you</span> <span m='50810'>have,</span> <span m='51190'>the</span> <span m='51290'>better</span> <span m='51430'>you</span> <span m='51570'>do.</span> <span m='53220'>Math</span> <span m='53530'>skills</span> <span m='53900'>are</span> <span m='53970'>very</span> <span m='54260'>important.</span> <span m='57280'>Entomology</span> <span m='57780'>isn't</span> <span m='58050'>something</span> <span m='58220'>you</span> <span m='58380'>really</span> <span m='58650'>learn</span> <span m='59000'>in</span> <span m='59140'>high</span> <span m='59380'>school.</span> <span m='59750'>But</span> <span m='59770'>there's</span> <span m='59960'>a</span> <span m='60000'>lot</span> <span m='60220'>of</span> <span m='60260'>information</span> <span m='60850'>out</span> <span m='61010'>there</span> <span m='61160'>on</span> <span m='61290'>the</span> <span m='61460'>internet</span> <span m='61920'>that you</span> <span m='62170'>can</span> <span m='63230'>learn</span> <span m='63510'>a</span> <span m='63610'>lot</span> <span m='63870'>about</span> <span m='64120'>the</span> <span m='64209'>industry,</span> <span m='64840'>or the</span> <span m='64970'>insects,</span> <span 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