| House Bill 1530, relating to the licensing and regulation of health-related pest control by the Department of Agriculture, was passed by the 81st Texas Legislature. The bill amends Texas Agriculture Code, Chapter 76.
Effective September 1, 2009, the licensing and regulation of health-related pest control transferred from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Department of Agriculture (TDA).
In accordance with HB1530, if you currently hold a health-related pest control license with DSHS, it will remain valid for the period for which it was issued unless suspended or revoked by TDA.
On September 1, 2009, all pending applications for examination and licensure were transferred to TDA. If you are waiting to take an examination or receive examination results as of that date, you should contact TDA for assistance.
Please visit TDA´s Pesticide Programs Web site for information.