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Structural Pest Control Programs

Structural Pest Control Commission

State Law, LDAF Rules & Regulations: General Pest Control, Commercial Vertebrate Control, Termite Control & Fumigation of Structures, Ships & Commodities

The Structural Pest Control Commission serves to protect the interests, health, safety, and welfare of the Louisiana public through rules and regulations pertaining to structural pest control in the state.

These rules and regulations include but are not limited to – rules and regulations for governing the different phases of the structural pest control operator’s license, to provide minimum specifications for the application of pesticides for the control of specific structural pests, for governing the transportation and handling of pesticides and pesticide application equipment, and for governing the treatment of pesticide residues and the handling and disposal of solid wastes generated in the course of structural pest control work.

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Structural Pest Control License

The different phases for structural pest control license include:

  • General Pest Control
  • Commercial Vertebrate Control
  • Termite Control
  • Structural Fumigation
  • Commodity Fumigation
  • Ship Fumigation

The following qualifications must be met before an applicant for a structural pest control license can test for licensure in the various phases:

  • A degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in entomology, or
  • A degree from an accredited four-year college or university with at least twelve semester hours of coursework in entomology and at least one year of experience within the last 6 years, as a registered technician under the supervision of a licensee in the license phase for which the applicant desires to take the examination, or
  • Four years of experience within the last 6 years as a registered technician under the supervision of a licensee in the licensee phase for which the applicant desires to take the examination, or
  • Four years of experience within the last 6 years as a technician under the supervision of a structural pest control operator in another state in the licensee phase for which the applicant desires to take the examination. Experience with an out of state structural pest control operator shall be substantiated by evidence acceptable to the commission.
  • To obtain a license in ship fumigation, an applicant must posses one of above qualifications or have experience as a certified ship fumigation technician having completed 200 jobs in ship fumigation working under the supervision of a licensed ship fumigator.
  • To obtain a license in structural fumigation, an applicant must posses one of above qualifications, having completed 30 jobs in structural fumigation working under the supervision of a licensee in structural fumigation.
  • To obtain a license in termite control, the above qualifications are required in addition to completion of a commission approved comprehensive termite program.

To apply for a structural pest control license, you must submit a complete application that is signed and notarized. An affidavit filled out by the supervising licensee must also be signed and notarized and included with the application. Applications are submitted to and reviewed by the Structural Pest Control Commission during their quarterly public meetings. Applicants will be notified in writing of the commission’s decision.

Structural Pest Control Technician

A Structural Pest Control Technician is a non-licensed person engaged in pest control work. A technician can be registered in the following phases only if he is supervised by a licensee in that phase.

The different phases for structural pest control technician include:

  • General Pest Control
  • Commercial Vertebrate Control
  • Termite Control
  • Structural Fumigation
  • Commodity Fumigation
  • Ship Fumigation
  • WDIR (additional training course and exam required)

The following qualifications must be met before an applicant for a structural pest control technician can test for certification in the various phases:

  • A licensee must register every technician under his supervision with the commission within thirty days after the commencement of the applicant’s employment and shall test as required.
  • A technician must successfully complete an examination. Each registered technician shall take the examination within ninety days of the date he was employed. If the registered technician fails to pass the examination within ninety days after he is employed, he shall be allowed to work as a registered technician for another ninety days during which time he shall take the examination again. If the registered technician fails to pass the examination within the one hundred eighty days after he is employed, he shall not be allowed to work as a registered technician until he has passed the examination.
  • Prior to taking the WDIR exam, technicians must attend a WDIR training course offered through Louisiana Pest Management Association (LPMA) – (225) 927-5722.

Structural Pest Control Fee Schedule

Place of Business Permit

  • Annual fee of $150.00 for two employees or less. $200.00 for two or more employees
  • Licensed pest control operators: $10.00 per phase
  • Technicians/ salesperson: $25.00 for each technician

Technician Registration Certificate Application

  • $25.00 technician examination fee
  • $25.00 administration processing of registration fee
  • $10.00 change of employment or duplicate card fee

Licensee Testing

  • $50.00 per phase (Fees are submitted the day of the exam, not with the application.)

Structural Pest Control Re-certification Meetings

A Licensee must maintain his/her commercial applicator certification in current status by:

  • Attending a continuing educational program for re-certification approved by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Re-certification at least one every three years shall be completed by December 31 of the year preceding the third anniversary of either the original certification or the most recent re-certification.
  • A minimum of six hours of technical training which shall include but not limited to the categories of general pest control, commercial vertebrate control, termite control and WDIR
  • A minimum of six hours of technical training for the category of fumigation

A Technician must maintain his/her registration in current status by:

  • Attending a continuing education program for recertification annually between January 1 and December 31.
  • Each program must be a minimum of one hour in length per category in which the technician is registered.

Recertification meetings are posted on the department calendar.

Structural Pest Control Citizen Complaints

If you believe a structural pest control company has performed pest control work that does not meet the state minimum specifications or if you believe you have been affected by a pesticide use or misuse, you may file a pesticide related complaint with one of our AES district offices.

The district office will assign an inspector to meet with you to investigate your complaint. Complaints should be reported soon after your discovery to ensure sufficient information can be gathered in an investigation.

LDAF District Office Map & Contacts

District Offices

Alexandria: 318-487-5090
District Manager: Bryan Bridges
Parishes: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, LaSalle, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon

Baton Rouge: 225-922-1274
District Manager: Lyndon Leonards
Parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Lafourche, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington

Crowley: 337-788-7529
District Manager: Craig Callahan
Parishes: Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis

Monroe: 318-345-7595
District Manager: George Shepherd
Parishes: Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Ease Carroll, West Carroll, Richland, Tensas, Union, Winn

New Orleans: 504-286-1125
District Manager: Milton Schleismann
Parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist

Opelousas: 337-948-0230
District Manager: Jonathan Bordelon
Parishes: Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermillion

Shreveport: 318-949-3225
District Manager: Mark Elliott
Parishes: Bossier, Bienville, Caddo, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, Webster

Structural Pest Control Monthly Reporting

The Structural Pest Control (SPC) licensee must report to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry all termite contracts, wood destroying insect reports and termite perimeter applications completed each month on a form provided by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The reports are due in the Division of Pesticide and Environmental Programs Office in Baton Rouge on or before the tenth of the month following the contract or application.

Monthly Reports

You may submit your SPC monthly reporting forms two ways:

  1. Online via the new SPC Online Monthly Reporting Website OR
  2. Download the forms from the links above and mail to the address listed on the form with appropriate payment.

If you need to register for a login to the monthly reporting website or have questions about your account, please email spc@ldaf.state.la.us

Structural Pest Control 800 Pre-treatment Call Numbers

The Structural Pest Control Commission (SPCC) has create a convenient cost-free way for pest control operators to call in pre-treatment applications across the state. All pre-treatment of slabs must shall be called or faxed to the department’s district office in which the pre-treat occurs, a minimum of 1 hour prior to beginning the application of termiticides. The information provided shall include treatment company name; treatment structure street address, city, parish; directions to the property being pre-treated; date and time of beginning the application of termiticides to the property; square or linear footage of each structure to be treated; and number of structures. All pest control operators shall keep a log of all pretreats including the information noted.

The following is a list of parishes in each of the department’s seven district offices. Pre-treatments in a parish shall be called into the corresponding district office.

  • Shreveport District―877-759-7204  Fax: (318) 949-6648
    Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River, and Desoto.
  • Monroe District―877-759-7202  Fax: (318) 345-1774
    Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison, Richland, Ouachita, Lincoln, Jackson, Winn, Caldwell, Franklin, Tensas, Concordia, and Catahoula.
  • Alexandria District―877-759-6180  Fax: (318) 487-5757
    Sabine, Natchitoches, Grant, LaSalle, Avoyelles, Rapides, and Vernon.
  • Crowley District―877-759-7199  Fax: (337) 788-7573
    Beauregard, Allen, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, Cameron, Calcasieu.
  • Opelousas District―877-759-7203  Fax: (337) 948-0229
    Evangeline, St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia, St. Mary, Vermillion, and Lafayette.
  • Baton Rouge District―877-936-2920  Fax: (225) 925-3760
    Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, Livingston, St. James, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, Ascension, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, and East Baton Rouge.
  • New Orleans District―877-759-6176  Fax: (504) 286-1128
    St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemine.

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