Pest Control workers must usually have at least equivalent, but some states will only require a GED. State laws also require Pest Control technicians to be licensed, which generally includes a background check and training. In many states, Pest Control technicians must specialize in specific subsets of pest management. Pest Management Technicians can specialize in bed bug control, termite control, rodent control, cockroach control, or flea control. In some states, Pest Control Technicians can also specialize in other specialties such as fumigation, mold remediation, and wood-destroying organisms. Becoming an exterminator is one of the most lucrative businesses in pest control, as there is a great need for them. Exterminators are responsible for addressing the health risks associated with insect infestations. Pest control technicians must take into consideration the fact that they may be dealing with disease or parasites as they deal with an infestation. It is important for Pest Control technicians to wash their hands properly before touching any surfaces that the client uses, and they should wear gloves while working. Pest exterminators are required to obtain a license from the state where they work. Some states do not require pest extermination technicians to get a license, but many require that pest exterminators complete a training course.