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The Path to Professionalism

Thursday July 12, 2012

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Question:

In your opinion, what is the difference between a pest control technician and a "spray jockey" or a "Dale Gribble" type besides the official stuff like training and accreditation.

Aaron, TN

Mr Pest Control

Answer:

Well, this is one of those questions I just love to ramble on about, but also one I am really passionate about, and I'll take a couple of different paths here. Let me start with a comparison and offer that there are a lot of professional school teachers or professors out there who, without a doubt, really know their subject matter and who may have several degrees and other accreditation, but who do not have the ability to "teach" that information to others. Similarly, we have plenty of people working in professional pest management who may attend a lot of training events and have state-issued licenses and other accreditation, but who maybe did not pay close attention to what was taught at those training events or perhaps just chooses to stick to the fast and easy way of doing things. It may have as much to do with desire and attitude as it does with the formal training and licensing. On the other hand, there are a great many highly professional p... Read more

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