Job description Animal Control Trapper in Nunavut

Find out what work is like for an animal control trapper in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Pest controllers and fumigators (NOC 73202).

Pest controllers and fumigators


Pest controllers and fumigators inspect buildings and outside areas for pest infestation and spray chemical treatments to kill noxious and destructive insects, rodents and other pests or set cage traps to capture and remove animals. They are employed by pest control companies, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • Inspect buildings and outside areas at regular intervals or at specific request of property owner to detect signs of infestation
  • Determine type of treatment required and provide estimate of costs to clients
  • Prepare and spray chemical mixture on infested areas using mechanical or electric sprayer to kill insects, rodents and other pests
  • Fumigate households
  • Place and set traps to capture and remove animals, such as skunks or raccoons
  • Install animal control barriers such as needle strips, netting and other devices to keep animals off property
  • Clean out areas that harbour pests using rakes, shovels, brooms or mops
  • Advise clients on how to prevent pest infestation.

Job titles

  • animal control trapper
  • pest control operator
  • pest control service representative
  • pest control technician
  • pest controller
  • pest exterminator
  • pest fumigator

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