Best Gift Ideas For Pest Control Professionals This Holiday Season

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We owe a debt of gratitude to the pest control technicians who ensure the only thing crawling down our chimneys is Santa, and this time of year presents the perfect opportunity to say thanks. For the pest management service technician who handles all the creepy-crawlies so you don’t have to, consider the following holiday gift ideas.

Hydro Flask coffee mug

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For the pest control worker who’s always out in the field, a high-quality, leak-proof mug that keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot makes a perfect gift for that special technician who needs his or her own exterminator mug or pest control mug. This 12-ounce stainless steel mug comes in a variety of colors and is backed by the Hydro Flask lifetime warranty.

Rechargeable flashlight 

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Infestations and bug control take an exterminator into dark spaces where pesticides need to be applied. Get them a flashlight they can recharge between jobs so they’re never left in the dark. The water-resistant Stinger Classic LED comes with three brightness modes and a battery that’s rechargeable up to 1,000 times.

Head lamp

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Allow them to go hands-free while performing termite control with a revealing head lamp. With up to 8.5 hours of battery life, an adjustable three-strap harness, and a maximum output of 330 lumens, the Coast HL27 model provides a great choice for pest control company techs looking to upgrade visibility and comfort for the next time they need more illumination.

Professional knee pads

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Pest services professionals often need to crawl in tight places or crouch to see below foundations and decks, which can wreak havoc on their knees. NoCry Professional Knee Pads offer a heavy-duty poly shield with thick foam, a soft gel core, and durable EVA foam padding in each knee pad. The pads’ flexible neoprene straps can adjust to fit knees with a 10- to 22-inch circumference. A textured design includes sturdy slip-buckle clips and abrasion-resistant PVC caps.

Podcast subscriptions

Since pest control services require drive time when servicing homeowners or commercial job sites, a subscription to their favorite podcast or podcast service makes a great pest control gift. Or you can consider music streaming services, audiobooks, or satellite radio.

Waterproof work boots

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Muckster boots hold up to dirty work, wet conditions, and extreme cold. They feature a pull tab for ease in quickly putting on and taking off, and the rubber soles make for easy cleaning. Best of all, they’re comfortable, with a 4-millimeter Flex-Foam neoprene liner that adjusts to the contours of the technician’s feet to prevent blisters and chafing.

Gift cards to give them what they really want

Last but not least, don’t be afraid to give a gift card. Some people worry they aren’t personal enough, but the truth is the best gift is letting someone buy what they want. If you’re unsure of your recipient’s preferences, purchase a gift card that they can spend however they wish. But if you know your recipient frequents a specific coffee shop or restaurant in between jobs, get them a gift card to one of those places. 

Honorable mention

We saw a suggestion for stretchy pants on this Reddit thread of the best pest control gift ideas, and we have to admit, it’s genius. Something like Carhartt Men’s Rugged Flex® Relaxed Fit 5-Pocket Jean fits the bill.

Stocking stuffers for pest control pros

Stuff your favorite pest tech’s stocking with thoughtful, fun, and unique gift ideas:

Here’s one we prefer!

And if you want to give the gift that keeps on giving year-round, FieldRoutes® software empowers pest control business owners with the tools they need to simplify, scale, and grow their companies. 

Happy holidays to you and your loved ones from all of us at FieldRoutes! May your days be merry, bright, and pest-free. 

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