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Pest Control Technician

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Pest control technicians get rid of pests that are a danger to health or that damage crops or food.

They deal with insects such as fleas, lice, wasps, cockroaches and beetles. They also deal with animals and birds such as mice, rats, grey squirrels, moles, pigeons and seagulls.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for pest control technicians vary, but tend to be in the region of £16,500 to £25,000 a year. With experience you could earn more.

Some companies offer bonuses, use of a company vehicle and uniform.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are with local authorities or pest control companies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
735
5 %
RISE
2023
772
  United Kingdom
2018
6796
4.5 %
RISE
2023
7104

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Pest Control Association (BPCA)
Tel: 01332 294288
E-mail: enquiry@bpca.org.uk
Website: http://www.bpca.org.uk/
Twitter: @britpestcontrol
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Britishpestcontrol/

National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA)
Tel: 01773 717 716
E-mail: office@npta.org.uk
Website: http://www.npta.org.uk
Twitter: @TheNPTA

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
Tel: 020 7265 7300
Website: http://www.rsph.org.uk/
Twitter: @R_S_P_H
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalsocietyforpublichealth/

The RSPH awards a range of qualifications in the fields of health and nutrition, health and safety, food hygiene and anatomical pathology technology.

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