A Public Health service pest control manager is the one who ensures getting Pest Control Contracts from Clients to the company, he/she oversees all the work done by pest control workers. Usually, he is the one contacted by the clients who want to get their houses or offices “exterminated.” He trains the workers and keeps a schedule that they follow on a daily basis.
A pest control manager creates and finalizes the contracts with clients, he/she may or may not accompany his/her workers in the field. On the occasion that they do, they are the ones that give instructions to the pest control workers. They inspect the grounds and premises and identify how grave the property’s damage is. They also figure out where the insects are nesting and look for other infested areas. They then write, record and study the reports for them to know which type of treatment should work best on the infected parts of the house. They determine whether to spray the whole house or just parts of it, depending how big the damage is. The pest control manager evaluates how much the cost will reach. This includes the materials, the chemicals and the service fee.
Usually, pest control managers start out as workers or assistant managers. They must be Agronomist with minimum two years’ experience in Pest Control service field, business administration background is a plus. They must also have to pass an exam to get a license for pest control.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
To become a successful pest control manager, one must be familiar with the different chemicals used in pest control. They must be good in chemistry and math. They must be hard workers and should be able to communicate well orally. They should be good observers – this helps in finding other affected areas in a home or an office building.
Initially, when one is still a pest control worker, he/she works in the field and works at different times of the day with no specific work hours per week. When one becomes a manager though, he/she works in an office during business hours, rendering at least 40 hours a week.