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OWNER - PEST CONTROL BUSINESS: Keep In Mind That It's A Service Industry

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Ray is the owner of Take Care Termite and Pest Control. He is responsible for doing home inspections and checking for termites and damages, in addition to overseeing his crew of technicians. Ray tells us that to do this job, you have to be a people person because it is a service industry.

Job Title: Owner of Take Care Termite and Pest Control
Employer: Self-Employed

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
Physically demanding, Office, Indoor, Outdoor, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Organizational skills, People skills, Strength/stamina, Technical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Chemistry
Business
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