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Texas Regulatory Agencies Handling Termite Related Issues

Texas Dept. of Agriculture – Structural Pest Control Service
Found on the web at: Texas Structural Pest Control Board

Texas SPCB Information specific to termites and fumigation

TX Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Division
PO BOX 12847
Austin, TX 78711

(512) 451-7200
(800) 835-5832

Texas Structural Pest Control Board
1106 Clayton Lane #100 LW
Austin, TX 78723-1066

512-451-7200
512-451-9400 (Fax)

Texas Law

The following is a selection from the Texas State Code in reference to Structural Pest Control Licensing Requirements. For full text of the code follow the link below.

Texas Structural Pest Control Rules and Regulations

Texas Administrative Code

TITLE 4:AGRICULTURE-PART 1-

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 7:PESTICIDES-SUBCHAPTER H-STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL SERVICE-DIVISION 2

(B) Termite and Wood Destroying Insect Control–This category includes persons engaged in 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.

(E) Structural Fumigation–This category includes persons engaged in pest inspection or control through fumigation of structures not primarily intended to contain food, feed or grains.

(F) Commodity Fumigation–This category includes persons engaged in pest inspection or control through fumigation of commodities or structures normally used to contain commodities. This category does not include raw agricultural commodities.

(G) Wood Preservation–This category includes persons engaged in that phase of 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 retreatment of power-line poles with wood preservative pesticide including fumigants.


Texas Case Law on Termite related Issues

The following are selected citations dealing with Texas Termite and pest control Cases:

National Bugmobiles, Inc. v. Jobi Properties, 773 S.W.2d 616 (Tex. App. Corpus Christi 1989)

Rudolph v. ABC Pest Control, Inc., 763 S.W.2d 930 (Tex. App. San Antonio 1989)

Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Marquez, 628 S.W.2d 772 (Tex. 1982)

Texas Sanitation Co. v. Marek, 381 S.W.2d 710 (Tex. Civ. App. Corpus Christi 1964)

Voye v. Ragan, 616 S.W.2d 673 (Tex. Civ. App. Corpus Christi 1981)

 

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