‘I Love My Job’: ‘It's Not All About Bugs’ — Why Pest Management Is an Incredibly Rewarding Field

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June 14, 2024 at 9:36PM UTC

Welcome to I Love My Job, the series where we hear from women who really love their jobs. In this edition, we sat down with Aisha Hubbard, an Outside Sales Professional at Terminix.

In her under a year at the company, Hubbard has already managed to grow from a Sales Manager into her current position. “At Terminix, there are many opportunities for career advancement,” she emphasizes. “They accept you for who you are, and they're always willing to push you to the next goal.”

One way they foster this growth is by enabling employees to learn about many different areas of the business. For instance, when working in a branch, “you work closely with all the different groups from the Service Managers and Service Team, which are the pest control techs, to the Innovations Team, which actually goes out and performs work,” Hubbard explains. “So, you get hands-on experience and get to understand what each group does and how — collectively — we come together and make our branch and our organization work very well together.”

Additionally, Terminix has a culture that encourages growth and creativity. As Hubbard says, at the company, leadership and your coworkers are there “to help support you in coming up with solutions that involve outside-of-the-box thinking.”

In the video below, Hubbard tells us more about why she loves working at the “very open, warm, and welcoming” culture at Terminix. We also provide lightly edited highlights from the video discussion in the following article.

What do you find most exciting about your work at Terminix?

I love the interaction that I get to have each day with customers. I love being able to provide them with solutions for whatever concerns that they have.

[Some people are] surprised when I show up because they may not be expecting a woman; however, I love being able to provide them with that element of surprise as well as provide them with the solutions that we have to offer.

How would you describe the culture at Terminix?

The culture here at Terminix is fun, friendly, and family-oriented… No matter where someone is in the organization, everyone is always willing to jump in and help make sure that we are getting things done collectively as a group and as a team. It’s a wonderful work environment.

What advice do you have for other women looking to work at Terminix?

Work in the branch! It will give you the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the business and, despite what anyone may think, it's not all about bugs. You have the opportunity to learn so much — not just about insects, but also about things that affect everyone each day…

So, if you are a woman looking to change your career path or to start something new and you never thought about joining pest management, I definitely would encourage you to come to Terminix. I've been in pest management for 12 years. It's very rewarding, it's very fulfilling, and there’s never a dull moment. 

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