Pest controllers and fumigators apply chemical/other treatments to buildings and outside areas to remove/destroy insects and other pests.
Duties May Include
Pest controllers and fumigators perform some or all of the following duties:
Inspect buildings and outside areas at regular intervals or at specific request of property owner; to detect signs of infestation;
Determine type of treatment required and provide estimate of costs to clients;
Prepare and spray chemical mixture on infested areas using mechanical or electric sprayer to kill insects, rodents and other pests;
Place and set traps to capture and remove animals, such as skunks or raccoons;
Install animal control barriers such as needle strips, netting and other devices to keep animals off property;
Clean out areas that harbour pests using rakes, shovels, brooms or mops;
Advise clients on how to prevent pest infestation.
Examples of Titles
Animal Control Trapper
Nuisance Control Trapper
Pest Control Operator
Pest Control Representative
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.