Fumigators and other pest and weed controllers

Duties and tasks

  • Operating and monitoring equipment for spraying pests and weeds
  • Mixing chemicals according to instructions
  • Covering areas to specified depths with pesticides, applying knowledge of weather conditions, droplet sizes, elevation-to-distance ratios, and obstructions
  • Spraying or releasing chemical solutions or toxic gases and setting traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches
  • Lifting, pushing, and swinging nozzles, hoses, and tubes in order to direct spray over designated areas
  • Filling sprayer tanks with water and chemicals
  • Cleaning and servicing machinery to ensure operating efficiency

    Skill level