Pest and weed controllers kill or control plants, animals and insects that are considered troublesome or harmful to agricultural, industrial or domestic activities.
Duties & Tasks
Pest and weed controllers may perform the following tasks:inspect properties, identify problems, determine treatments and provide estimates of costs at the request of landowners or government authoritiesadvise on preventative measuresapply appropriate pesticides (including sprays, gels, dusts, baits and fumigants) to infested areashandle, mix and store chemicals following safety precautions and regulations set by manufacturers and government legislationoperate generators, compressors, and manual and electric pumps to inject or spray liquid and gaseous pesticides and herbicidestake care to minimise damage to other plants, animals and the environmentcarry out simple maintenance practices to prevent pests entering buildings, such as bird-proofing roofs, and filling cracks and crevicesmaintain equipment in safe, efficient working ordermaintain work records of each property inspected, the pest or weed problem, chemicals used and the amount of time spent at each locationwrite reports for clients.
Pest and weed controllers have a lot of contact with chemicals and wear protective clothing such as overalls, gloves and masks.par Pest controllers work both inside and outside and are sometimes required to work in cramped conditions, such as under houses or in attics. Weed controllers usually work outside.par Pest and weed controllers usually have a lot of contact with clients.
- good communication and customer service skills able to work independently and solve problems free from breathing problems and related conditions no known allergies to the chemicals used safety-conscious able to make accurate observations and calculations responsible attitude.