Spray or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
- Record work activities performed.
- Inspect premises to identify infestation source and extent of damage to property, wall and roof porosity, and access to infested locations.
- Spray or dust chemical solutions, powders, or gases into rooms, onto clothing, furnishings or wood, and over marshlands, ditches, and catch-basins.
- Clean work site after completion of job.
- Direct and/or assist other workers in treatment and extermination processes to eliminate and control rodents, insects, and weeds.
- Drive truck equipped with power spraying equipment.
- Measure area dimensions requiring treatment, using rule, calculate fumigant requirements, and estimate cost for service.
- Post warning signs and lock building doors to secure area to be fumigated.
- Cut or bore openings in building or surrounding concrete, access infested areas, insert nozzle, and inject pesticide to impregnate ground.
- Study preliminary reports and diagrams of infested area and determine treatment type required to eliminate and prevent recurrence of infestation.
- Dig up and burn, or spray weeds with herbicides.
- Set mechanical traps and place poisonous paste or bait in sewers, burrows, and ditches.
- Clean and remove blockages from infested areas to facilitate spraying procedure and provide drainage, using broom, mop, shovel, and rake.
- Position and fasten edges of tarpaulins over building and tape vents to ensure air-tight environment and check for leaks.
- Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
- Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
- Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
- Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Prepress Technicians and Workers