Pest Control Among Fastest Growing OccupationsJanay Rickwalder
Thursday, December 13, 2012
In a down economy, pest control is a growing business – and the
National Pest Management Association (NPMA) sees a bright future
ahead for job seekers in the industry. The NPMA said the number of
pest control workers is expected to increase by 26.1 percent
from 2010 to 2020, citing figures from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. In addition, turnover rates have decreased and average
pay has risen within the last five years.
The BLS attributes the growth to more people using
pest control services rather than do-it-yourself measures, and
to population growth, particularly in the South where pests are
more pervasive year-round.
The NPMA encourages those interested in a career within the pest
control industry to consider the opportunities available to them
such as a competitive salary, a variety of jobs and the necessary
training offered through individual companies. The NPMA offers
ongoing certification and training programs.