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How To Become A Licensed Pest Control Technician

Posted by: Cooper Pest

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a licensed pest control technician? Cooper provides answers to your frequently asked questions when beginning an exciting career in pest control.

What is a pest control technician?

A pest control technician is the backbone of any pest control organization. You will have the freedom away from a cubicle to enjoy being outside on daily basis and working with pests of all shapes and sizes. Pest control training will provide you with the tools that you need to succeed, preparing you to find both creative and scientific solutions to help customers in varied settings.


Do I need pest control experience?

You do not need any pest control experience to work at Cooper Pest Solutions. We require that our technicians have obtained their high school diploma or GED. As a pest control technician you will be driving to clients’ homes every day. We want to ensure your safety and therefor require a valid driver’s license and a clean Motor Vehicle Abstract. Lifting tools and materials to perform applications is also a part of the daily tasks for a pest control technician. You must be able to lift up to 80 lbs. to ensure your safety.

What kind of training will I receive?

Cooper Pest Solutions prides itself on providing free, top industry training to all technicians. You will receive courses and training for several state certifications in both the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Common certifications are listed below.

NJ Core                                                                                  

7A General and Household Pest Control                

7B Termites and other Wood Destroying Insects                                       

7D Food Manufacturing and Processing

13 School IPM


PA Core

11 Household and Health Related

12 Wood Destroying Pests


What does Cooper pay for?

As a Cooper Pest Solutions technician, we provide you with all of the tools that you need to succeed and feel confident in your abilities before treating on your own. We provide all technicians with their uniform, truck, gas, truck maintenance, and application materials – free of charge. Several exams, courses, and certifications will take place over the course of your career, all which will be paid for by Cooper Pest Solutions.

How much can I make as a pest control technician?

Most pest control technician positions are paid on an hourly basis with potential overtime. Some of our technicians make up to $70,000 per year. Your pay depends on the amount of certifications you receive here at Cooper. For every 3 certifications obtained, you will receive a raise. Additional certifications can be requested and trained by our staff.





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