Meet Charles Bray, around here he is known as, “The Cool, Calm & Collected Tech.” Charles is currently working his second season with Mosquito Joe of North Atlanta and says that he loves his job, even when he must break a sweat to get it done.
Learn some fun facts about Charles:
What is your favorite part of the position?
My favorite part of my job is my job itself. I personally don’t like mosquitoes; I never have and I know they bother other people too. I like being able to get rid of them, so people can feel comfortable coming outside without getting bit.
What led you to work for Mosquito Joe?
I was doing some work with my uncle originally, but when that slowed down, I had to find something else. I saw an ad on craigslist for Mosquito Joe and I had prior experience, so I decided to apply.
What is your favorite Mosquito Joe tagline?
My favorite line is actually, “If you’re wearing bug spray, you’re overdressed,” because bug spray smells so weird to me.
What has been your funniest experience while working here?
Well, it was a day after it had rained. I had to go spray a few houses the next day, which is a typical thing considering the rain doesn’t affect our spraying schedule too much usually. The house I had to spray was on a hill. When I went to spray the yard, I noticed it was on a slant, but I didn’t think too much of it. Then I fell and slid all the way to the bottom of the yard, I looked around and nobody saw, so I just got up and kept spraying. I know it was a funny sight.
What has been your scariest experience while working here?
I was treating a home, and I was unaware that the customer owned pets. As I made my way to the front door to inform the customer that the treatment was complete, two large dogs emerged and began chasing me. I had to run as fast as I could back to the truck. My co-worker of course found it hilarious and laughed all the way to the next house.