Structural Pests

Structural Pest Control

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) regulates all companies and operators providing structural pest control services within the State of Georgia.  We make sure that consumers get safe, standardized, and quality pest control services.



  • About this Program

    Georgia licenses and regulates pest management professionals who specialize in structural pest control: inspecting for and eliminating unwanted insects and/or animals in or around structures. All people or businesses performing this service must have a structural pest control company license.

    The Structural Pest Division (SPD) protects the health, safety and welfare of Georgians and safeguards the environment by licensing, regulating, and enforcing state and federal structural pesticide laws. We aim to promote compliance, prevent human and environmental harm, and deliver exemplary customer service to the public and the industry. We provide compliance assistance, education, and consumer protection, and we pursue regulatory actions when appropriate.


    Search for Licensed Structural Pest Companies, Employees, and Operators

  • Compliance Program

    The Structural Pest compliance program ensures that commercial pest management professionals comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to pesticides and pest management in Georgia. The program regulates structural pest control companies, providing inspections as requested by consumers as well as routine compliance audits to ensure that the companies are in compliance with laws and regulations.

    Reporting Unlicensed Operators

    Fumigation Notification

  • Outreach Program

    The Structural Pest outreach program supports our mission to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens of Georgia and the environment. GDA provides education and assistance to the regulated community to help them be in compliance and to prevent human and environmental harm by providing exceptional service to the public.

    Compliance Assistance

    SPCC Guidance Policies and Fact Sheets

    The Inside Buzz Newsletter

    Integrated Pest Management for Georgia Schools and Child Care Facilities

  • Consumers

    GDA works diligently to ensure that pest management practices, including the application of pesticides, are made in a manner that is responsible and meets state and federal guidelines. Anyone providing pest management services must be licensed. GDA is charged with licensing pest management professionals through education, experience, and examination.

    If you want to file a complaint or report an incident about a pest management service or the application of a pesticide, please notify us using the Structural Pest Inspection & Complaint Form.

    Consumer Information

    Reporting Unlicensed Operators

  • Structural Pest Control Commission

    The Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission partners with GDA to serve the public and the pest management industry by

    • Advising the Georgia Department of Agriculture about enforcement
    • Disseminating and explaining the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act
    • Ensuring that pest management companies are properly licensed
    • Ensuring that pest control operators are certified
    • Ensuring that pest management employees are registered

    See more details on the Structural Pest Control Commission page.

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