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Structural Pest Control Advisory Committee

The Structural Pest Control Advisory Committee, created in 2007, advises the department and the commissioner on various regulatory responsibilities of the Structural Pest Control Service. 
Members: 

Member who is an employee of a school district associated with integrated pest management


Ms. Peggy Caruso of Katy

Members representing the public interest 

Mr. Roger Borgelt of Austin
Dr. Nancy Crider of Houston
Mr. Byron Behrens of Duncanville 

Member from an institution of higher education knowledgeable in the science of pests and pest control 

Dr. Robert Puckett of College Station 


Member representing the commissioner of state health services 


Dr. Thandi Ziqubu-Page


Members representing the interests of structural pest control operators

Mr. Dauphin Ewart of Austin
Mr. Warren Remmey, Jr. of San Antonio
Mr. Scott Dickens of Houston

Member representing consumers 

Ms. Nancy Zaiontz of San Antonio


Member representing  pest control operators with experience in natural, organic or holistic pest control 

Mr. Cecil “Jay” Jorns of Katy

Advisory Committee meetings are Open Meetings and anyone that wants to attend is welcome.

Future Meeting Dates 

Meetings will be held at 9 a.m. in room 1104A, 11th floor of the Stephen F. Austin Building, 17th and Congress, Austin.  Agendas for each meeting will be posted when finalized.  

January 28, 2016 
April 28, 2016 
July 28, 2016
October 27, 2016