In addition, employees of state government units that apply pesticides as part of their work duties and people who perform pest control in an apartment building, nursery, hospital, nursing home, hotel, motel or shelter, warehouse, food processing establishment (other than a restaurant, retail food, or food service establishment), or the school must be licensed. Structural pest control includes, but is not limited to, pests that can infest parks, buildings or structures and adjacent areas, industrial plants, streets, docks, railroad cars, trucks, ships, or planes. In 1997, the Legislature amended the Structural Pest Control Act to give some applicants the option of obtaining a license from the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) or the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). To apply for a structural pest control license, you must submit a completed signed and notarized application.
People who perform pest control work in the cultivation of plants, trees, shrubs, lawns, other horticultural plants, or rights of way can obtain a license with the TDA in the agricultural or structural categories. The Structural Pest Control (SPC) licensee must report to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry of all termite contracts, wood-destroying insect reports, and termite perimeter requests completed each month on a form provided by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Louisiana Control of pests related to domestic pests and pests or organisms that destroy wood, or any other pests that may invade homes or other structures. The Structural Pest Control Commission serves to protect the interests, health, safety and welfare of the Louisiana public through rules and regulations related to structural pest control in the state. Applications are submitted and reviewed by the Structural Pest Control Commission during its quarterly public meetings.
Structural pest control is the control of domestic pests (including, but not limited to, rodents, vermin, and insects) and pests and organisms that destroy wood or other pests that can invade homes or structures, including railroad cars, ships, docks, trucks, airplanes, or the contents thereof. The Structural Pest Control Commission (SPCC) has created a convenient and free way for pest control operators to request pretreatment requests statewide. The Structural Pest Control Act (Chapter 1951 of the Occupations Code) requires licensing of companies and individuals who perform structural pest control on request.