LI­CENCE TO KILL

The Hamilton Spectator - - BUSINESS -

OLE NIELSEN is a li­censed killer — of in­sects.

The sep­tu­a­ge­nar­ian, who has worked in pest con­trol since 1967, runs his own com­pany, OHN Pest Man­age­ment.

He moved to Hamil­ton from Lon­don in 2004 and has been work­ing for prop­erty man­age­ment com­pa­nies — mostly here in the city but also in Oakville and Burling­ton — ever since.

Nielsen was 23 years old when he de­cided to switch ca­reers from print pro­duc­tion to pest man­age­ment.

The idea of be­ing on the road in­stead of be­hind a print­ing press charmed him, and he never looked back.

While the chem­i­cals used over the years have changed, the job has es­sen­tially re­mained the same, ac­cord­ing to Nielsen.

“You’re here to help,” he said. “The pest con­trol in­dus­try tries to pro­mote them­selves as the health keep­ers of the world.”

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