Structural Pest Control Advisory Committee
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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
Mr. Mike Shields of Salado

Members representing the public interest 
Mr. Roger Borgelt of Austin
Dr. Nancy Crider of Houston
Mr. Clint Lehew of Tomball 

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 
Elyes Benantar

Members representing the interests of structural pest control operators
Mr. Randy McCarty of Lago Vista
Dr. Robert Davis of Blanco
Mr. Brien Binford of Bryan

Member representing consumers 
Thomas Kezar of Dripping Springs

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

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

Past Meetings: April 21, 2022; July 21, 2022; October 27, 2022; January 19, 2023; April 27, 2023; July 20, 2023; October 26, 2023; January 25, 2024

NOTE: April 21, 2022 meeting was via teleconference with an option of also joining via Teams
Meeting Video: View April 21, 2022 Meeting (YouTube)

NOTE: July 21, 2022 meeting was via teleconference with an option of also joining via Teams
Meeting Video: View July 21, 2022 Meeting (YouTube)

NOTE: October 27, 2022 meeting was held via teleconference with an option of also joining via Teams
Meeting Video: View October 27, 2022 Meeting (YouTube)

NOTE: January 19, 2023 meeting was held via teleconference with an option of also joining via Teams
Meeting Video: View January 19, 2023 Meeting (YouTube)

NOTE: April 27, 2023 meeting was held via teleconference with an option of also joining via Teams
Meeting Video: View April 27, 2023 Meeting (YouTube)

NOTE: July 20, 2023 meeting was held via teleconference with an option of also joining via Teams
Meeting Video: View July 20, 2023 Meeting (YouTube)

NOTE: October 26, 2023 meeting was held via teleconference with an option of also joining via Teams
Meeting Video: View October 26, 2023 Meeting (YouTube)

NOTE: January 25, 2024 meeting was held via teleconference with an option of also joining via Teams
Meeting Video: View January 25, 2024 Meeting (YouTube)

 

SPCS Advisory Committee Meetings

April 18, 2024 Agenda, SPCS FY24 2nd Quarter Inspections Numbers, FY24 2nd Quarter Structural Report total Results, SPCS Committee Meeting Minutes - January 18, 2024, Combined Response 2024-1-23 SPCAC Self Assessment Questionnaire of 2023

Future Meetings: July 18, 2024 and October 17, 2024

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.