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Georgia Pest Control: Resources and Information

April 21, 2014
Termites crawling on a piece of wood.

As the weather continues to grow warmer, Georgia residents are likely to notice a surge of pests descending upon their homes and gardens. But don't worry ... The Georgia Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Section can help.

The Georgia SPS helps Georgia residents who have problems regarding pest control services. Think of it as an umbrella organization for pest control needs in Georgia. This division performs inspections for reasons such as:

  • If a structure has been treated for a wood destroying organism by a licensed pest control company within the last 5 years or the contract has expired within the last 2 years.
  • If a structure is under current contract with a licensed pest control company for the control of wood destroying organisms such as termites, wood boring beetles, or wood decay fungi.
  • Incomplete or inaccurate Official Georgia Wood Infestation Inspection Reports (also known as a “termite letter”).

The SPS website also provides resources for Georgians who are looking for a pest control company in their area. If you suspect illegal pest control operations, you can also report a company who may be using harmful chemicals in their pest control practices.

For more information, visit the SPS website or call (404) 656-3641.

About the Author

A Georgia native, Rachael Wheeler works as a Web Support Specialist for GeorgiaGov. She writes about a variety of current topics relevant to the Georgia government.