Green Frog Pest Solutions Of Jesup & Baxley Georgia Takes Licensing Seriously

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The Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission regulates licensed pest control operators all over Southeast Georgia. The Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission was set up in 1956 to uphold and promote the rules of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act . The commission represents all elements of the pest control industry, both private and public, as well as representing the interests of the consumer. According to James L. Allgood, Jr., the chairman of the Commission, its responsibilities include "licensing pest control operators and promulgating the rules and regulations for pest control companies and their employees".

Licensing

The Act requires that all applicants for licenses must first complete a certification exam. This certificate, along with the license application, must then be submitted directly to the commission’s headquarters in the Department of Agriculture, Atlanta Georgia.

This license is valid for two years. Licensees will incur a fine if their license is not returned for renewal on time. To be eligible to sit for the licensing exam, GREEN FROG PEST SOLUTIONS had to have either two years of experience within the Structural Pest Control industry, one of which must be within the last five years, or a university degree in entomology, sanitation, public health or another related subject.

Practice

There is strict regulation on the equipment and chemicals a licensee can use in the practice of pest control. The Act states that only pesticide or termiticide that is "Currently registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and/or the Georgia Department of Agriculture, whose label bears use directions for the control of wood destroying organisms" may be used.