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.
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