Pest Exterminator – Ryan Smith

Stan T.

Day in the life of
Pest Exterminator – Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith
Pest Exterminator
Ant and Garden Organic Pest Control

Being a pest controller is both fun and stressful (at least for me!). But now that I have my own business, it’s more of a fun ride because of the lower stress level.

My main responsibilities as a pest controller include inspecting my client’s property, identifying the treatment options to eradicate the infestation, discuss them with the owner, exterminate pests, treat the property using organic solutions, and ensure the property is free from pest problems before leaving.

I work every day, and I must say every day is a busy one. The night before, I check my work assignments for the next day.

When the alarm rings, I prepare myself, then check my car, along with the tools and solutions I’ll need. Before going, I call the client for any update on the situation or if they have any concerns. And I’m off.

Here are the pros and cons of being a pest control technician as I see and experience it.


  • I’m always physically active and moving around. Six-packed abs? Yes, sir! 😀
  • I’m outside most of the time and not limited to the four corners of an office or a desk, which is kind of boring given that I’m more of an outdoor person.
  • Being able to help my clients solve their pest problems is a fulfilling experience for me. And it goes beyond just exterminating pests. A job well-done means I give my clients peace of mind and make their lives a little (or a lot) better.
  • I’m able to build a network, meeting people from all walks of life.


  • I have to work long hours, seven days a week.
  • Dealing with bad clients can be very stressful.
  • If you’re working for a pest control company, expectations from the management may be extremely high and unrealistic.
Ryan Smith
Pest Exterminator
Ant and Garden Organic Pest Control
My Typical Day A typical day for a technician or pest controller is dictated by the season. In the busy season, one could easily see 12-16 services a … Read More

Pest Control Workers

apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Salary: $40350
Salary Rank: D
Education: No degree required
Becoming One: Easy
Job Satisfaction: Low
Job Growth: Very High
Suitable Personality: The Builder