Becoming an Exterminator
This licensed professional has the job of exterminating, or getting rid of, mice, spiders,
roaches, termites, and other pests. They are also called a pest control technician. In addition,
to getting rid of unwanted pests, they also have to educate their customers about the different
methods that may use to get rid of the pest. An exterminator has to spend a good deal of time
in areas that are pest-infested like crawl spaces, attics, and basements. Although it is not
a glamorous job, it can be an interesting one.
Before you take training to become an exterminator you need to make sure that you do
not have an aversion to small spaces because some of the areas that an exterminator has to
get into can be tight or small. You also need to make sure you can deal with all the different
pests that an exterminator comes in contact with. An exterminator may have to deal with roaches
crawling on them, picking up dead animals, touching things that pests such as ants, roaches,
spiders, etc have touched or left behind. This can include mouse droppings, roach nests, and spider webs.
You will need a high school diploma or its equivalent and once you have finished your
training and have on-the-job experience, you have to pass an exam to get your certification
or license. During your training, you will learn how to get rid of pests like ants, roaches,
mice.. This must be done without harm to pets and humans. In regards to pesticide, use and
pest removal in the state where you will work this is something you will learn in training.
When you use restricted pesticides, it is important to know how to put on the right warning
labels in order to prevent exposure accidentally.
You should be able to talk with your clients so you can understand their pest problems
because some customers may be distressed over the pests they found and be hard to understand
when they try to tell the exterminator what they found. You also need to be physically able
to climb up or down stairs or crawl into a crawlspace. You will need to have a good driving
record because you usually will be driving a company van or truck.
The training to become exterminator last approximately three months and then you can
get a job in an entry-level position so you can get the on-the-job experience to take the exam.
In this position, you will not be able to use all of the pesticides and will be restricted
to a certain amount. In some states, in place of training, they may allow you to work as an
apprentice before you take the exam to get your license.
Bed bugs, rats etc. are a nu-sense that you cannot live with for even a day. If your home
had rats, roaches or ants then you need an exterminator.
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