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Career and Education Opportunities for Exterminators

In general, exterminators spray or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Exterminator career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Landscaping and Groundskeeping


Exterminator video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Exterminators record work efforts performed. Finally, exterminators inspect premises to pinpoint infestation sources and the extent of damage to property.

Every day, exterminators are expected to be able to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they speak clearly.