Pest Control Workers:

Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $32,420.00
Average Time to Fill 90 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,114
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.06 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate costs of goods or services
Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate home or property maintenace material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Measure work site or construction dimensions

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Deter animal pests
Implement pollution control techniques
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Evaluate reports or designs to determine work needs

Handling and Moving Objects

Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Treat greenery or surfaces with protective substances
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Install pest control devices and equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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