I’ve had many jobs in my lifetime and a few were Ok while most were very unfulfilling and the day would never seem to end. I would just watch the clock and want to bolt out the back door to freedom at days end. Did I just describe my senior year of high-school or my time as a short order cook? I was certainly not very good at either.
However that all changed for me when I got my first job in pest control. The day’s just seemed to fly by and there was always something new and interesting to see. At one account it might be raining roaches and then the next job you were tip toeing around a funeral home chasing a mouse. My schedule was always full but I never dreaded it and if the occasional grumpy customer came along you always knew you didn’t have to spend all day with them and soon you’d be on your way across town in your speedy little bug truck.
Pest control service is a great job and not just here in the U.S.A., it is the same wherever you go. In Europe there is a company called Rentokil which has a fantastic worldwide reputation. (they also serve many U.S. states) They were hired to service the Olympic games in China and recently have been awarded the rodent contract for the country of Libya. Now, I’ve had some major accounts in my time but none were under the category of an entire nation. I wonder what the address looks like on their billing statement.
Country of Libya
Care of; Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
57 million glue boards
200 thousand infrared traps
Regardless of how huge or small a company is it always comes down to the technician and for every professional exterminator I know their days are filled with the same excitement. If you’re reading this and considering a job change, pest control is an excellent choice here or abroad. Rentokil has a great blog where you can read all about far away pest control and here is a perfect video example of a simple tech on the other side of the world (depending on which side you’re on) who needs no time clock.