Pesticide Handler

Job Summary

Responsible for mixing, handling, and applying chemical solutions, powder, or gases with the goal of eliminating rodents and pests.

Primary responsibilities

  • Mix and apply chemical solutions to resolve pest problems.
  • Spray chemical solutions, powders, and gases on or near surfaces of a building or house to eliminate pests.
  • Identify invading pests, including rats, termites, snakes, wasps, ants, spiders, mosquitos, or bed bugs.
  • Set mechanical traps and place bait.
  • Remove dead rodents after extermination.
  • Ensure house or building is empty when product is applied.
  • Air out residence after application.
  • Identify damage to property.
  • Inspect property to ascertain wall and roof porosity and possible sites of pest invasion.
  • Access infested locations.
  • Cut or bore into buildings to access infested areas.
  • Pore pesticides over location.
  • Clean and remove pesticides after application.
  • Study preliminary reports and diagrams of infested area and determine treatment type required to eliminate and prevent recurrence of infestation.
  • Measure area dimensions requiring treatment.
  • Clean and remove blockages to facilitate application.
  • Position and fasten edges of tarpaulins over building and tape vents to ensure air-tight environment and check for leaks.
  • Manage workers involved in application.
  • Check for possible leaks or exposure.
  • Utilize appropriate protective gear and equipment during application.
  • Power-spray chemicals onto surfaces.
  • Properly dispose of contaminants and pests according to standards.

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