Pest control technician

Pest control technician

“Pest control technicians get rid of pests that are a danger to health or that damage crops or food”

Pest control regulates or manages a species known as a pest and that can be perceived to be detrimental to a person’s health, the environment or the economy. As a pest control technician, you’ll work within a range of industrial, commercial and domestic environments. You’ll develop a knowledge of pest biology and behaviour and use it to survey sites, identify levels of pest infestations, determine appropriate actions to eradicate pests and prevent re-infestation. Your work will typically include routine proactive visits and one-off reactive visits to solve immediate pest issues. You’ll use your knowledge of pest biology and behaviour to survey sites, identify levels of pest infestations, determine appropriate actions to eradicate pests and prevent re-infestation, ensuring adherence at all times with current legislation.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Disclosure and Barring Service check and four GCSEs, including maths and English. Relevant experience would be advantageous

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum