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Pest Control Technician - The Bristol Pest Controller - Bristol, Bath, WSM

Location: Bristol, Bath & WSM

Salary: £22,000 to £23,500

Job Overview

22000.00 to 23500.00 per Annum


The Bristol Pest Controller is a small, but very successful pest control company, set up 15 years ago by Giles Sharley to support the eradication of pests in Bristol and its surrounding areas. He started his career in pest control long before that, working for a company in Devon. Over recent years we’ve developed into a small team of truly exceptional pest controllers. Being awarded the ‘Small Company of the Year 2017’ and in 2018 and 2019 we were awarded ‘Top 3 Pest Control’ in Bristol.

We’re looking to expand. This is an opportunity for you to work in a varied and interesting environment, solving real problems for private individuals and businesses, and addressing a wide range of challenges.

About the role

Typical jobs include rodent/insect control, bird proofing and netting, pest identification, inspection visits and much more. With the opportunity to move into fumigation in the future.

We pride ourselves on being a ‘best practice’ company, using ethical control methods that are fully compliant with legislation.

Many duties will be in the Bristol/Bath area, with some jobs requiring more travel. You’ll need a full UK driving licence – a company van and mobile phone is provided.

Usual hours of employment are 9-5, Monday to Friday, working one weekend in five, with additional paid overtime in the evening if the job requires it.

In return you’ll get 20 days of paid holiday (in addition to public holidays).


  • You’ll be responsible for attending each job to carry environmental survey’s, risk assessments, investigation of the pests and outlining appropriate treatment required.
  • On completion of each visit you’re expected to complete an evaluation report.
  • You’ll maintain your booking schedules and communication with customers.
  • Key activities will include: Rodent treatment programmes, heat treatment of Bed Bugs, insect spraying for Fleas, Moths, Flies, Silverfish and more. In the summer months you’ll tend to Wasps, Ants and Bees. Plus, we specialise in Bird prevention methods, such as Bird Netting, Bird Wire systems and Bird Spikes.

About you

Qualification Requirements: RSPH/BPCA (Level 2) is essential.

Good experience is essential and full additional training will be provided. The role involves a mixture of one-off and regular visits – you will be the ‘face’ of The Bristol Pest Controller and so an ability to deal well with the public is important. You’ll need to be able to communicate well and sympathetically with different types of customer, both face-to-face and in writing. Above all, we are looking for someone who is motivated to learn, and able to work reliably and independently.


  • We pay into a pension fund with Nest, an ethical pension provider.
  • You’ll get a full uniform provided and personal protective equipment including safety boots.
  • Training and development paid for by the company.
  • You’ll receive a BPCA registered ID card and will get ongoing development opportunities through the CPD scheme.
  • Bonus based on performance reviews.
  • Time and a half for work carried out on weekends, plus an ‘on call’ payment.


15 October 2019


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