Pest Specialist Requirements & Checklist
Each of our pest technicians have to pass and undergo rigorous tests and training before becoming a
Pest Specialist™. Each specialist must possess the following qualities:
|1. Courteous & Respectful Attitude
2. Level 2 FDLE Background Check
3. Clean Driver's License Record
4. Minimum of 160 Training Hours
5. One Hour CORE Training per Month
6. Two Hours State Training
7. Clean & Neat Uniforms
8. Pest Specialist Pin
9. Live Oak Pest Control Logo
10. Clean Service Trucks
At Live Oak Pest Control, we are pleased to offer our customers the finest Pest Specialists ™ in the area! We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service starting from our customer service representatives to our fully-trained and state certified Pest Specialists ™. You may be wondering what is a pest specialist? A Pest Specialist ™ is more than just a "pest control guy" or a "pest technician"; they take a hands-on kind of approach and are pro-active in resolving your problems. Our Pest Specialists ™ are well qualified to handle any of your pest control needs.
Live Oak Pest Control has grown to be the area leader in pest, termite and lawn treatment services for all of North Central Florida with an impressive 26 Pest Specialists™, a service fleet of 18 service vehicles, 4 lawn and 2 termite dedicated vehicles as well as a staff of 10 dedicated customer service and billing specialists to handle your
Before Our Pest Specialists™ Come In Your House
We Already Made Sure They Have:
Each Pest Specialist ™ has to have a minimum of 160 training hours recorded and must also do remarkably well during training
and testing. Live Oak Pest Control is serious about maintaining a great reputation and one of the ways we do it is by hiring Pest Specialists™ (or promoting a technician to a specialist) that pass the level 2 FDLE background check including the Florida Division of Drivers License check. Live Oak Pest Control only hires Pest Specialists™ with a clean driving record and clean backround check; we are very strict in this area!
All of our Pest Specialists™ must be able to read a map, have good math and communication skills as well as good character and attitude. Live Oak Pest Control expects nothing less than our specialists being courteous and respectful at each and every client. Each specialist has to wash their service vehicle on a weekly basis; we do not hire out.
Here at Live Oak Pest Control, we make safety and training a top priority. Our standards are set higher than the state of Florida; they only require 2 hours of training on pesticide use and handling safety throughout the year. This is what we call CORE training and we always incorporate safety training throughout the year. Live Oak Pest Control takes the states training a step further and requires our specialists to undergo at least an hour of training each and every month. This way all of our specialists have the most up-to-date information and technology available regarding the current materials and pest control industry.
Live Oak Pest Control Pest Specialists™
Currently, Live Oak Pest Control has:
- 3 - State Certified Operators**, General Household Pest Control, Lawn & Termite Specialists
- 3 General Household Pest Control Specialist, Lawn Specialist & Termite Specaialists
- 1 - General Household Pest Control & Lawn Specialists
- 1 - State Certified Operator** in General Household Pest Control
- 12 - General Household Pest Control Specialists
- 2 - Termite Specialists
- 2 - Lawn Specialists
**In order to become a State Certified Operator, a person must pass a meticulous state exam with a minimum score of 75 in each category. The S.C.O. test is approximately 4 hours long. They are then required to obtain 2hrs continuing education per category plus 2hrs CORE (not the LOPC Core) that is 8hrs of continuing education plus the training that we do at Live Oak Pest Control.
If you would like to read more about the state of Florida's pest control requirements click a link below: