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Pest control officer

Pest control officers investigate the presence of pests that are hazardous to public health or cause nuisance, lay traps to capture pests and treat areas of infestation.

Tasks

  • 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

£17,550

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for pest control officer is £17,550

167 positions

Current Employment

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.

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Job Postings

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.

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