Structural Pest Control Service
TDA's Structural Pest Control Service licenses and regulates pest management professionals who apply pesticides in an around structures.

SPCS Mission: SPCS will provide exceptional customer service to the public and the industry, enhance the educational and professional standards of license holders and ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public.

To view the "Structural Pest Control Enforcement Report," select the Reports and Publications button at the top and type structural in the program name box.


  • •The new Wood Destroying Insect Report (WDIR), SPCS/T-5, and sample WDI disclosures for both pre-construction and post-construction treatments are now available. Please see our forms page to find the forms and related instructions. Licensees may use any remaining stock of the former WDIR form (SPCS/T-4). On September 1, 2020, all Licensees must use the new form, the SPCS/T-5.

  • •TDA’s Structural Pest Control Program will transition the online structural license applications for a Business License, Certified Applicator, and Apprentice Registration on September 1, 2019. After this date the application will appear differently from when previously hosted by Texas.gov. The new, more user-friendly applications will still allow for applicants to apply online and pay by credit card or electronic check (ACH). Please use the same links above on 9/1/19 or after to access our new online e-apply license applications. 

  • •Beginning on September 1, 2019 all new applications and license renewals paid online with a credit card will be charged a processing fee. This fee will be reflected at check-out. This fee can be avoided by submitting payment with an electronic check (ACH). 

  • •Need to apply for an Apprentice to take the Technician exam? Please see our page on how to schedule a licensing exam here. Please do not submit another apprentice registration. Apprentice applications submitted in error will not receive a refund. 

  • •Reminder to Certified Applicators: Please complete all required Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by December 31st. CEUs must be completed each calendar year (except the first calendar year your license is issued). CEUs may be completed online every other year. Please see our CEU Search page to find approved courses. CEU extensions will not be approved for CY 2019 except in cases of circumstances of significant medical hardship or military deployment.

Pre-Construction and Structural Fumigation Notification System

Beginning January 9, 2018, all pre-construction and structural fumigations notifications and cancellations must be made using the designated electronic notification system. This electronic notification system utilizes a form that can be completed using either a computer or a smart phone to alert TDA of a pending fumigation or pre-construction termite treatment. Notifications made via phone, fax and email will be accepted up until September 1, 2018; however, we encourage you to use the electronic system as soon as possible.    

This system has been an option for pest control operators to notify TDA since September 14, 2015 and will take the place of all phone, fax and email notifications.  

Should you have any questions or need help with filling out the notification form, please do not hesitate to contact us at 866-918-4481..

Submit notification for commercial pre-construction treatment 

Submit notification for structural fumigations


Important Note for business license renewals:

Current insurance and a renewal fee must be received by the license expiration date to avoid a business license lapse. If the fee and/or insurance is received after the expiration date, the business license will be expired. Licenses are renewable until the anniversary of the expiration date a year later (ex: expiration 12/31/2019 renewable until 12/31/20). Paying a late fee penalty does not allow the business to operate until the license is renewed and issued.