Pest control officer
- Treats wood for effects of termites, woodworm and other infestations of timber.
- Returns to sites to examine contents of traps laid and the continued presence of reported pests.
- Liaises with environmental health officers, housing officers and other relevant authorities where measures on a large scale are required to remove pests.
- Advises property owners on courses of action to prevent the return of pests.
- Lays traps to capture pests, and fumigates and disinfects areas to remove infestations.
- Visits sites to investigate the presence of rodents, infestations and other pests that may be hazardous to public health.
- Receives reports from public, property owners and authorities regarding the presence of pests and infestations.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 25% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for pest control officer is £17,550
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 167. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for pest control officer roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £17,550 per year. That is about £1,463 per month or £9.00 per hour. New workers generally start on £6,611, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,563
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 167 people are employed in the region.