When pests invade, an exterminator is the person to call. An exterminator is a person whose responsibility it is to help commercial and residential properties rid themselves of unwanted nuisances and potential health hazards like bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, and rodents. Although exterminators do not require higher education in their line of work, they need training and practical experience. Many people who enter the field can expect to find a growing job market as pests continue to be a problem throughout the country, especially as being an exterminator includes many responsibilities besides eliminating pests.
What else does an exterminator do? Exterminators are responsible for:
Besides these main duties, many exterminators also educate their clients about how to prevent pests from returning and might recommend regular sprays or preventative treatments. In some cases, an exterminator might also make recommendations on how to avoid pests in the future. Pest control is not a static field, and an exterminator needs to keep track of new developments in the industry. One of the latest ones has been Integrated Pest Management, which encourages exterminators to combine chemical and synthetic methods with natural and even biological procedures that not only eliminate pests but can prevent them.
When using Integrated Pest Management, an exterminator could enter a property and realize they have a severe rat problem. Alongside traps and rat poison, the exterminator could tell the owners that the rodents were attracted to open food containers in the pantry. They might also mention that there are too many places for rats to enter the home because of cracks in the walls, an ill-fitting door, or other means of access that connect the outside to the home’s interior. In drastic cases, an exterminator could even suggest bringing in a natural predator of the rats, such as a barn cat.
Many people are tempted to try home recipes or DIY methods to eliminate pests, but they are not always effective. For a professional touch and peace of mind, calling a trained exterminator can ensure that pests are removed safely and effectively. The exterminators with Escondido Pest Control can help people choose products which make them comfortable and know that they are handled with care. The company can also make sure that every pest is removed and prevented from returning.
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Jose D. has been providing pest control solutions to North County San Diego residents since 2000!