Pest Controls Jobs in NYC – RJS Pest Management

Pest Controls Jobs in NYC - RJS Pest Management

Our NYC pest control technicians identify, control and get rid of pests like rats, mice, bedbugs, insects, wasps, ants or cockroaches. All RJS Pest Management 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 RJS 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 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 a 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.

“I think that being involved in pest control commercial services is a great thing. The money is great, you get to see so many different businesses and how they operate. Also you meet different people and create a network of contacts that can last a life time. You feel satisfaction to know you help others, that u are a problem solver. The different challenges we face really keep our training in check and we keep on learning, bringing out the best out of us.” – Al Velez, RJS Pest Management Technician

Here is more from Al Valez about his path to successful career as a Pest Control NYC Technician:

An evening of May of 1994, as I got home from my job and walked out of my 1984 Nissan Sentra towards my apartment, this gentleman (Joe Tamayo) who was my neighbor at the time, called me. He ask me a question that I’ll never forget: “Would you like to start a career? Would you like to work on a market of opportunities?” I’ll never forget the way he asked me, if I wanted to come work for him at the Western Mountainside Office that evening.

Several years later (1997), Joe moved up in the company and a couple of years after I got promoted as a Service Supervisor. Then in 2006 i moved south to Florida where I lived for 7 years and worked under Orkin Commercial services in Orlando.

Because of Joe I got the opportunity to meet another great person. A very smart man with a vision, a man of passion, great work ethics, integrity and above all a man with a great heart. When I met Rob I knew I made the right choice to come work for RJS Pest Management.”

Contact us for more information on how to succeed as an NYC Pest Control technician.

Resources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/

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Bed Bug Facts and Timeline

Bed Bug Facts and Timeline

RJS Pest Management is proud to present, “Bed Bug Facts and Timeline”, our first ever Infographic detailing the timeline history, the rise, the fall, and the resurgence, as well as current statistics for today’s epidemic. We hope you find this information valuable, and please share this information with others via your social media channels.

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Commercial Rodent Control Methods

Commercial Rodent Control Methods

Integrated Pest Management Approach To Commercial Rodent Control

​This blog installment covers the ever-present rodent population of New York City, specifically the Norway Rat and the House Mouse, and how RJS Pest Management uses IPM practices to prevent, monitor and eliminate them in commercial settings.

Rats!… and Mice

​Rats and mice might be the most maligned pests we deal with at RJS. While some people might consider them as pets rather than pests, most business owners will agree that a rodent sighting on your property is anything but cute. Most customers associate rodents with un-cleanliness, disease, garbage, sewage, and an overall sense of unease.

When it comes to many of our clients in New York, rodent control tops the list of priorities in regards to pest management. Because rodent populations are so mobile and can spread so rapidly, it is very important to have an effective strategy in place to combat these unwanted intruders. This is where RJS’s Integrated Pest Management practices prove to be invaluable to clients needing an effective and comprehensive approach to commercial pest control.

Consulting with Experts

RJS’s multi-tiered IPM approach to rodent control starts with consulting top experts in the field.

Our relationships with leading urban rodentologists like Bobby M. Corrigan Ph. D., who has been featured in the New York Times, and is the author of Rodent Control: A Practical Guide For Pest Management professionals, give us insights into how rodents propagate, feed, migrate, and nest.

By starting with solid science we are able to then create effective strategies to manage rodent populations in business settings. Commercial rodent control is a very complex problem and being prepared with the best knowledge available gives us a distinct advantage.

Specific Strategies

RJS’s informed, scientific approach to Integrated Pest Management for rodents takes the form of specific strategies each implementing proven methods for rodent control. These are broken up into three areas:

1. Prevention

Prevention methods implemented by RJS in it’s rodent control efforts include comprehensive survey, analysis, and tracking of commercial properties to indentify problem areas that allow for the entry, harborage, and feeding of rodents.

These efforts are of particular help in areas such as hotel, restaurant and food processing industries where prevention is key to controlling rodents before they become established on site. Food processing pest control prevention efforts for example, target and treat entry points by caulking and sealing seams and holes on walls that have been recorded during site surveys.

Performing site surveys also helps by identify issues around a site’s perimeter where rodents may gain access to food and shelter provided by ground cover, trash, and equipment, for example: Maintaining a clean and sealed perimeter is essential to prevention of rodents. In an effort to maintain the highest standards in on site surveys RJS partners with third party auditing specialists like AIB International. These auditing services include detailed procedures outlining the requirements to reduce the potential for product contamination from pests as well as the use of materials and procedures designed to control pest activity.

2. Procedures

Through the implementation of logbooks, action plans, and the education of staff on proper reporting mechanisms and sanitation practices, IPM practices help outline key procedural policies that must be followed in order to effectively control rodents on commercial sites.

Logbooks are essential to tracking the presence of rodents, as well as monitoring the progress and locations of treatments. Action plans then can be effectively targeted to specific areas needing attention on going. These action plans are then carried out through staff education, treatments, and monitoring.

3. Proactive Monitoring & Treatments

Treatment and monitoring of rodent activity is carried out by the use of such devices as single catch traps, multiple catch traps, glue boards, wax bait and mechanical traps in conjunction with logbook recording. Rodent activity can be calculated based on trap maintenance and monitoring using the proper traps for specific purposes.

Single catch traps and multiple catch traps may be used along building perimeters or in areas of high rodent activity. Multiple catch traps are particularly effective near entry doors. Personal safety is also an important consideration in this process.

Bait stations for example, will be placed in areas where they are not visible or accessible to the public and will be anchored and tamper-resistant. In keeping with IPM practices in our pest control treatment efforts, RJS uses the highest quality industry standard traps and baits such as Catchmaster baits and glueboards in order to trap and monitor rodents in the most efficient and effective ways ensuring that our clients receive the best treatments and action plans possible.

The IPM Advantage

Specific strategies and procedures coupled with expert scientific consultation and RJS’s continued commitment to the Integrated Pest Management philosophy ensure that we provide our customers with the greatest advantage possible in our efforts to control rodents on site.

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Practice

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Practice

Integrated Pest Management Within Professional Relationships, Certifications And In The Field

A “Greener” NYC Requires IPM Specialists

First and foremost, when it comes to Integrated Pest Management, NYC needs to be considered as a very special environment. New York City has so many people, and animals living in such close proximity to one another it is easy to see how pest management efforts need careful monitoring, planning and execution in the “greenest” ways possible. This is where RJS’s commitment to the IPM philosophy proves to be invaluable to creating environmentally conscious solutions. By consulting with IPM specialists like Urban Entomologist and Rodentologist Dr. Jill Gordon, RJS is able to effectively create the most informed and ecologically sensitive plans for pest management in New York City. According to Dr Gordon: “The idea of integrating many approaches to achieve manageable levels of pest populations is the basis of a good IPM program.” Given such expert consideration, we can take the proper steps toward implementing very effective programs for green pest control in NYC.

Professional Certifications and IPM

Along with expert consultation, RJS also implements IPM through its professional certifications such as its Certified Green Pro designation. By completing such programs, RJS gains valuable knowledge and credit in specific applications of IPM in areas such as LEED certified pest control services. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a third party certification program administered through Certified Green Pro that trains and certifies companies like RJS Pest Management in IPM practices applied to green building methods. This aids us in our ability to assess structural harborage sites and create solutions, for example for businesses seeking to proactively eliminate pest issues during pre-construction of commercial sites.

Implementation of IPM in The Field

Taking into consideration professional certification, and expert consultation, RJS’s approach to IPM then integrates many tactics into a logical program of monitoring, identifying, preventing, and controlling pests. The following are specific examples of how IPM is implemented in the field:

SANITATION: Proper sanitation is not only necessary for prevention of pest problems; it is a means of eliminating existing infestations. The removal of food and water sources stresses pest populations, making traps and baits more effective. Proper grounds and building maintenance reduces pest harborage and food sources, which RJS recommends for example, in pest control for NYC parks.

MECHANICAL CONTROL: Mechanical control involves the use of traps, barriers, door sweeps, mechanical exclusion (screening), air currents, manipulation of environmental factors (temperature, humidity), and proper building maintenance. In the case of pest control for schools or institutions, for example, RJS can direct faculty members to address these tasks in order to prevent pest activity.

CULTURAL CONTROL: This involves changing the habits or behaviors of people to reduce infestations. An example would be changing cleaning schedules so that food debris is cleaned up daily or keeping doors and windows closed as much as possible to keep flies out. This is very effective, for example in restaurant and hotel pest control efforts.

HARBORAGE REDUCTION OR ELIMINATION: This involves proper storage practices (i.e. all storage off the ground and at least 18 inches away from the walls). Shrubs and vegetation need to be closely trimmed and well kept. Pests (especially rodents) will hide behind clutter and in high vegetation, drawing them closer to the structure where they may migrate indoors.

CHEMICAL CONTROL: The judicious use of pesticides may constitute a portion of control options. Using IPM philosophy, pesticides are carefully reviewed for their appropriateness and are selected on as needed basis and as a last option.

When it comes to Integrated Pest Management, NYC represents a wide range of possibilities and challenges, and RJS’s strategy works on many levels in response to this. Whether it’s partnering with specialists, furthering our own expertise, or taking this knowledge into the field, IPM defines our whole process, philosophy, and commitment. We in turn pass that on to our customers and community. Look for more on IPM and it’s effectiveness on specific pests in coming blog posts.

RJS Pest Management specializes in providing superior pest management services to commercial facilities in the New York City metropolitan area. We are a family-owned and operated company that was founded with the mindset of providing a superior pest management service to our commercial customers by providing unparalleled attention to detail, pro-active communication, overall professionalism and customer support.

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Integrated Pest Management Defined

Integrated Pest Management Defined

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – What It Means To Us And What it Means To Our Customers

Ok, so you are here to learn right? Why else would you be reading about something so seemingly boring as Integrated Pest Management? Well, we understand that you are here researching the best methods and resources for commercial pest control because you probably have a need in your business to protect your livelihood, customers, employees, and the greater health of the community we live in. In many ways we all affect one another in our lives through our actions, decisions, and practices. We are part of a greater system that includes the environment we live in which could be described as an integrated system. When the system gets out of balance problems arise, and in the case of New York’s urban ecosystem, pests can become a major problem if not kept in balance. For this reason the Integrated Pest Management strategy is the perfect solution to New York City pest control because it takes a comprehensive, yet balanced approach to controlling pest populations.

So What Is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is described as an environmentally sensitive, yet effective approach to pest management. IPM uses a wide range of organic, biological, chemical, mechanical, and cultural applications to create a comprehensive, balanced and economical strategy for managing pests. The main goal of IPM is to minimize damage to people, property and the environment.

So How Does IPM Work Exactly?

IPM is not a singular pest control method. It is more of a series of evaluations, decisions and controls. In practice pest management professionals use the following methods for effectively monitoring, assessing, and acting to control the pest population of a given area.

Setting Action Thresholds

Prior to taking action, IPM first sets an action threshold. This is the point where pest populations or environmental conditions indicate that pest control action must be taken. This means that although evidence of pests may be present there need to be certain criteria in place that identifies threatening levels of population versus incidental occurrences.

Identifying Pests

The IPM approach works to monitor pests, identify them, and assess their populations so as to make informed decisions regarding the proper course of action given the existing information from the action thresholds. This insures, for example, that pesticides will only be used when necessary, and that the right kind of pesticide is used in the proper levels.

Prevention

Ideally this is the first set of actions IPM uses to insure pest populations are kept in balance. By putting together prevention strategies for clients we can cost effectively avoid expensive treatments and invasive procedures. Ultimately the goal is to control pests by understanding their life cycles, survival needs, and behaviors to safely avoid any issues before they become larger problems. Specifically when creating a prevention strategy for pest control NYC has its own unique set of challenges. RJS implements these prevention strategies based on our wide experience working in our unique urban environment by eliminating opportunities for pest to enter, feed, and breed.

Control Methods

If action thresholds, along with monitoring and identification procedures indicate that prevention measures are no longer effective, control methods are taken into action. RJS uses IPM programs to determine the correct method taking into account risk and effectiveness. Starting with the least risky methods, the IPM approach dictates the use of a wide range of non-toxic, mechanical, and biological means before action thresholds indicate the need for more aggressive treatments with the wide use of pesticides, for example, being the last resort. The ultimate goal is to eradicate problems using a comprehensive approach with minimal environmental impact.

RJS, IPM and You

At RJS our commitment to our clients is carried out through our use of best practice in implementing IPM so that your place of business is treated like our own with attention to safety, health, and the overall wellbeing of your clients and employees, because its all connected. That is how RJS ‘s commitment to Integrated Pest Management philosophies carries over into our relationships with our valued customers.

RJS Pest Management specializes in providing superior pest management services to commercial facilities in the New York City metropolitan area. We are a family-owned and operated company that was founded with the mindset of providing a superior pest management service to our commercial customers by providing unparalleled attention to detail, pro-active communication, overall professionalism and customer support.

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Welcome to the Blog!

Welcome to the Blog!

Welcome To RJS Pest Management’s Blog

You’re probably here because you have a problem, or maybe just a few questions, but don’t worry we’re here to help. As a leader in New York pest control, RJS has established itself as the go to in greater New York for business owners in a wide variety of fields when it comes to dealing with the issue of commercial pest control. This is the first installment in a series outlining what we do here at RJS Pest Management, and what we can do for you to make your place of business a cleaner, safer, and more customer friendly environment.

Nobody Likes a Pest!

Let’s face it, nobody likes a pest, and our mission is to keep theses unwanted guests away from your business, and your customers. New York is a unique ecosystem full of all kinds of nasty creatures waiting to infiltrate your place of business. Each one comes with it’s own special set of challenges and strategies for identifying, controlling, and ultimately eradicating the problem. At RJS we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with these special challenges. Whether it’s identifying the presence of bed bugs, eliminating cockroach’s ability to reproduce, or simply giving business owners advice on how to create a safer, cleaner, less vulnerable workplace, RJS has been there, and done that. When businesses come to us for help we have a comprehensive approach to dealing with your unique problem set. We hope through this blog series to help you understand what we do, and how we do it in an effort be of better service to you and your valued customers.

What We Do And How We Do It.

So what to we do, and how do we do it? Well, that’s a complex question, but to put it simply let’s explain the core of our approach. RJS follows what’s known in the commercial pest control industry as the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. Basically this means that our methods follow an effective, yet environmentally sensitive approach by using biological, organic, cultural, and chemical methods in controlling pests. IPM pest control methods are recognized as best practice in our industry with the goal minimizing hazards to people, property and the environment. How does this work? Well, simply, it works extremely well because IPM, when implemented properly, covers the most important aspects of prevention and control before pests gain a foothold and become a problem. If there already is a problem, our goal is to use the most effective yet least toxic method for effectively solving any pest issues . We at RJS believe that commercial pest management is about the safety, health and peace of mind of our customers. We achieve this by implementing sophisticated IPM principles on every client visit.

What To Expect

Over the course of this blog series we will explain in more detail how RJS uses IPM techniques and practices in its approach to the whole spectrum of pest problems that our clients encounter in their businesses. We’ll start the series with an overview of Integrated Pest Management, what the specifics are in various applications, and how these practices have shown results for our clients. Following this up we will dig into describing the key players in the seedy under belly of New York City’s unwanted pest population and how we stop them. We’ll cover the most common problems in NYC pest control and describe how RJS approaches them, and what you can do to protect your business. You can look forward to bi-monthly posts covering topics such as bed beg control, fly control, rodent control, bird control, insect control, as well as features covering commercial areas such as restaurants, food processing facilities, commercial properties and heath care facilities. So if you’re looking for answers to your pest control questions you’re in the right place. We look forward to bringing you the best industry standard commercial pest control information.

Who We Are

RJS Pest Management specializes in providing superior pest management services to commercial facilities in the New York City metropolitan area. We are a family-owned and operated company that was founded with the mindset of providing a superior pest management service to our commercial customers by providing unparalleled attention to detail, pro-active communication, overall professionalism and customer support.

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