Links for Texas Pest Control Operators
*Texas New Business Pest Control License Application Form: Any company wishing to commercially provided pest control services within the state of Texas must be adequately registered and licensed with the Texas Department of Agriculture. The Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service Administrative Code Rule 7.121(a) requires that "any person engaged in structural pest control for compensation must secure a business license in the business’s operating name from the Department for each business location, including branch offices."
*Texas Certified Pest Control Technician / Applicator License Application Form: Ready to become a Texas Certified Pest Control Technician or Certified Applicator? The Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service Administrative Code Rule 7.121(a) requires that "each business license holder must designate a responsible certified commercial applicator for each business location who is not also serving as a responsible certified commercial applicator for any other business licensee or any other business location. The business license may reflect only those categories in which at least one (1) certified applicator is actively licensed. A business licensee may not operate at any time without a responsible certified applicator designated or current general pest liability insurance."
*Texas Department of Agriculture Pest Control Code:
(1) Pest Control: The inspection or control of pests in and around structures or pest animals which may invade homes, restaurants, stores, and other buildings, attacking their contents or furnishings or being a general nuisance, but do not normally attack the building itself. Examples of such pests are cockroaches, silverfish, ants, fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes, rats, mice, skunks, raccoons, opossums, etc.
Texas Structural Pest Control License Categories: According to the Texas Structural Pest Control Service Administrative Code Rule 7.124, pest control licenses may be issued in one or more of the following categories:
(2) Termite and Wood Destroying Insect Control: The inspection or control of termites, beetles, or other wood destroying insects and wood preservation by means other than fumigation in buildings, including homes, warehouses, stores, docks, or any other structures. This category includes the treatment of termites in trees in and around structures.
(3) Lawn and Ornamental: The inspection or control of pests or diseases of trees, shrubs, or other plantings in a park or in and around structures, business establishments, industrial parks, institutional buildings or streets.
(4) Weed Control: The inspection or control of weeds in right-of-ways, around homes, in a park or in and around structures, business establishments, industrial parks, institutional buildings, streets, and industrial environs.
(5) Structural Fumigation: The inspection or control of pests through fumigation of structures not primarily intended to contain food, feed, or grains.
(6) Commodity Fumigation: The inspection or control of pests through fumigation of processed commodities or structures normally used to contain commodities. This category does not include raw agricultural commodities.
(7) Wood Preservation: Pest control that involves the addition of preservatives to wood products to extend the life of the wood products by protecting them from damage caused by insects, fungi, and marine borers. Examples of wood products may include crossties, poles, and posts. This includes the re-treatment of power-line poles with wood preservative pesticide including fumigants.