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Pest Controller Health and Safety Hazards

Health and safety hazards for pest controllers and fumigators include:

  • Diseases and cancers from exposure to pesticides, herbicides, and other toxic chemicals.
  • Irritation or allergic reaction from insect bites or stings, and plants.
  • Snake bites or other poisonous bites from animals/wildlife.
  • West Nile virus from mosquitoes.
  • Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever from ticks.
  • Rabies.
  • Histoplasmosis from bird droppings.
  • Hantavirus from rodent droppings.
  • Hazards from flammable or combustible materials.
  • Working in awkward positions or carrying heavy equipment.
  • Walking and standing for long periods of time.
  • Lifting heavy or awkward objects.
  • Repetitive manual operations.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures with risks of heat stress.
  • Injuries from working with power tools and other vibrating machinery.
  • Stress and increased risk of injury from extended work days.