Pest Control Workers Job Description video

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Pest controllers and their assistants eliminate rats, mice, termites, wasps, and other pests from places where they do not belong. Restaurants, where food is prepared; apartment buildings, where infants and toddlers live; and any place else where people can be bitten, stung, or made sick by pests and the diseases they carry… These are all part of a pest controller's territory. Since many pest control jobs involve working with powerful poisons and chemicals, it is important to be alert at all times and to follow proper safety procedures. A knack for problem-solving is also important. You may start as an assistant, but once your training is complete, you'll be the one to decide on the best way to handle each unique pest problem. Since pests are a never-ending battle, anyone who knows how to control them with ecologically sound techniques will always be sought by employers.

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