TDA's Structural Pest Control Service licenses and regulates pest management professionals who apply pesticides in an around structures.
SPCS will provide exceptional customer service to the public and the industry, enhance the educational and professional standards of license holders and ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public.
To view the "Structural Pest Control Enforcement Report," select the Reports and Publications button at the top and type structural in the program name box.
NEW Adopted Regulations! Our adopted new regulation, §7.115, codifies in the Texas Administrative Code the penalty matrix used to assess penalties for violations of Chapter 7, Subchapter H. Please see page 7479 of the publication found here. To see the new penalty matrix, please see the SPCS Penalty Matrix link in the SPCS Resources box on the right side of this page. To see the rule in its entirety, please see the regulations link on the bottom, left of this page – see Division 1 and then §7.115.
Our adopted regulations include new rules and revisions to existing rules, including moving previous/old rule §7.150 (Integrated Pest Management in Schools) to a new division, Division 7, and breaking the rule down into shorter rules §7.201-7.205. Please see pages 6-8 of this publication link, http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/1218/1218adop.pdf, or the Structural Pest Control Regulations link on the bottom, left of this page. Adopted rules include §7.122, §7.141, §7.150, §7.151,§7.152, §7.191, §7.192, §7.193, §7.201, §7.202, §7.203, §7.204 and §7.205.
|NEW Pre-Construction and Structural Fumigation Notification System
The Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Structural Pest Control Service introduces a new electronic system for commercial preconstruction termite treatment and structural fumigation notifications. This electronic notification system utilizes a form that can be completed using either a computer or a smart phone to alert TDA of a pending fumigation or preconstruction termite treatment. TDA officials are optimistic about this new system, as the feedback from the pilot program participants has been positive.
This system is a new option for pest control operators for notifying TDA beginning on September 14, 2015 and will eventually take the place of phone, fax and email notifications.
We hope that you find this electronic notification system helpful. Should you have any questions or need help with filling out the notification form, please do not hesitate to contact us at 866-918-4481.
NEW - Submit notification for commercial preconstruction treatment
NEW - Submit notification for structural fumigations
Reminder to Certified Applicators with the Structural Fumigation Category
Remember that all applicators certified in the Structural Fumigation category must conduct and/or perform four hours of training each year along with a minimum of one CEU per year in structural fumigation. TDA inspectors are checking these training records during inspections even if applicators maintain the category but do not actually conduct structural fumigations. These training records must be maintained by the business for two years.