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Insight into the Life of a Pest Professional

Not many people out there are willing to face spiders, hornets, and other household pests head-on. Even fewer are willing to do so for a living.

Maybe you're wondering what it would be like to be a Pest Pro on a daily basis? We interviewed Robert Nelson, who services the Chicago area with other Fox Pest Pros.

Robert Nelson has been working in the pest management industry for four years, so he has plenty of insight. We asked him to share some of his experiences and his favorite pests to treat.

A Story in the Life of a Pest Pro

We asked Robert if he has ever had any interesting or funny experiences while in the field and dealing with problematic pest issues. He brightened up and shared a story right away.

"In Chicago, there's a lot of bald-faced hornets," he said with a smile. "We also have swallows, the birds that chase you. So, when you're taking down—this happened to me not too long ago—you take down a bald-faced hornet hive right next to a swallow nest, you're getting attacked by hornets and swallows at the same time, and that is not the funnest thing at all to do." He smiled widely during the interview. "That's one fun story."

It is extraordinary for those of us who don't have to deal with pests every day to think what might be considered funny in the pest control world.

It is funny to imagine what it would look like to be next to a tree with a swallow nest, treating hornets while birds swooped and chittered overhead!

What is a Pest Pro's Favorite Pest?

Few people would consider any pest to be their favorite, but Robert's response gains a little insight into what is most important to him.

"Mice are actually very fun to treat," he said. "A lot of people hate mice. [For a] technician it's very challenging. It's a lot of trial and error trying to find out where they're coming in from. Once you seal that up, customer's happy. Mice are pretty dirty, so once you clean that out, customers are grateful that that problem is solved."

Robert focuses less on the mouse itself, but more on the satisfaction of the customer.

When Fox comes to your home in the Chicagoland area, you are the number one priority. Our team is ready and willing to help you make your home safe and comfortable again.

Posted on February 10, 2020.

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