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Pest Control Workers - 37-2021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Pest Control Technician
  • Chemical Applicator
  • Service Technician
  • Pest Technician
  • Technician
  • Termite Technician
  • Pest Control Chemical Technician
  • Pest Control Applicator
  • Pest Control Operator
  • Renewal Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Clean and remove blockages from infested areas to facilitate spraying procedures and provide drainage, using brooms, mops, shovels, or rakes.
  • Clean work site after completion of job.
  • Cut or bore openings in building or surrounding concrete, access infested areas, insert nozzle, and inject pesticide to impregnate ground.
  • Dig up and burn, or spray weeds with herbicides.
  • Direct or assist other workers in treatment or extermination processes to eliminate or control rodents, insects, or weeds.
  • Drive truck equipped with power spraying equipment.
  • Inspect premises to identify infestation source and extent of damage to property, wall, or roof porosity and access to infested locations.
  • Measure area dimensions requiring treatment, using rule, calculate fumigant requirements, and estimate cost for service.
  • Position and fasten edges of tarpaulins over building and tape vents to ensure air-tight environment and check for leaks.
  • Post warning signs and lock building doors to secure area to be fumigated.
  • Record work activities performed.
  • Set mechanical traps or place poisonous paste or bait in sewers, burrows, or ditches.
  • Spray or dust chemical solutions, powders, or gases into rooms, onto clothing, furnishings, or wood, or over marshlands, ditches, or catch basins.
  • Study preliminary reports or diagrams of infested area and determine treatment type required to eliminate and prevent recurrence of infestation.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean facilities or sites.
  • Document work hours or activities.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs.
  • Evaluate reports or designs to determine work needs.
  • Inspect buildings or grounds to determine condition.
  • Supervise maintenance workers.
  • Treat facilities to eliminate pests.
  • Treat greenery or surfaces with protective substances.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Pest Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Exterminator, Termite

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Exterminator
  • Exterminator Helper
  • Exterminator Helper, Termite
  • Exterminator, Termite
  • Fumigator
  • Mosquito Sprayer