Pest Controls Jobs in NYC
Our NYC pest control technicians identify, control and get rid of pests like rats, mice, bedbugs, insects, wasps, ants or cockroaches. All JP McHale Technicians have excellent communication and customer service skills. Their job is to make sure your place stays pest-free – hustle free. They are well trained, experienced and fully qualified, so you can rest assure you are in the best hands possible.
The responsibilities of the JP McHale NYC Exterminator team are the following:
- Investigating and identifying pests
- Finding pest entry and harborage points
- Choosing the most suitable way of controlling the pest
- Fumigation to get rid of insects
- Trapping to control birds and animals
- Proofing an area to stop pests returning
- Advising people on how to prevent further infestation
- Completing reports and keeping records
- Following the correct procedures for handling and storing pesticides
- Working with customers to improve sanitation & structural issues
How to become an NYC Pest Control Technician?
If you have an interest in health and safety and would enjoy a practical job, then this could be the career for you. There is no set entry route to become a pest control technician. Most employers will expect you to have good math and English skills. Experience of working in a customer service role and clean driving license may also help you to find work, as pest control workers must travel to clients’ sites.
Because there are health risks associated with pesticide use, NYC pest control technicians are trained in pesticide safety and sometimes wear protective gear, including respirators, gloves, and goggles. State laws require pest control workers to be licensed.
Applicators use a wide range of pesticides and may specialize in a particular area of pest control:
Termite control technicians use chemicals and modify structures to eliminate termites and prevent future infestations. Some also repair structural damage caused by termites and build barriers to separate pests from their food source.
Fumigators use gases, called fumigants, to treat specific kinds of pests or large-scale infestations. Fumigators seal infested buildings before using hoses to fill the structure with fumigants. Warning signs are posted to keep people from going into fumigated buildings, and fumigators monitor buildings closely to detect and stop leaks.
Skills, interests, and qualities:
- Ability to communicate and display necessary customer service skills
- General Practical Skills
- Ability to cope with unpleasant sights and smells
- Physical fitness and good eyesight
- Confidence with basic math, for measuring and calculating doses of pesticides
- Awareness of health and safety and the environment.
Contact us for more information on how to succeed as an NYC Pest Control technician.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/