Florida Termite Help

Welcome to the Termite Help page of the Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control.  On this page, you will find information and links to other sites with information regarding termites, control of termites, and your rights as a termite protection customer.

The Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control is a unit of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  The Bureau's Pest Control Section regulates and licenses the pest control industry under the authority of the Structural Pest Control Act, Chapter 482, Florida Statutes and the Associated Rules of the Department, Chapter 5E-14, Florida Administrative Code.

Please be aware that the Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control has no authority to arbitrate any claims for personal or property damage or to adjudicate settlements.  Any investigations conducted are done to determine if documented violations of Chapter 482, Chapter 5E-14, or FIFRA have occurred.  Documented violations are subject to administrative action in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 120, Florida Statutes.

Filing a Complaint - The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control is authorized by law to investigate any violations of the Structural Pest Control Act, Chapter 482, Florida Statutes, and/or the associated Rules, Chapter 5E-14, Florida Administrative Code.

In order to initiate an investigation, you must complete and return a complaint form FDACS-13621 [Adobe PDF Document]. To avoid any delays, please return your completed complaint form directly to your local inspector.

You may also contact the Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control, 3125 Conner Blvd., Suite N, Tallahassee, Fl  32399-1650, telephone (850) 617-7997 for further assistance.

Consumer Publication Page - Please select the publication you desire. Copies of these publications are available by mail upon request. If writing, please provide your name, mailing address and the name of the publication you are requesting within your correspondence and mail to the Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control, 3125 Conner Blvd., Suite N, Tallahassee, Fl  32399-1650. Or you can call, (850) 617-7997 and place your order directly. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing your request.

General Termite Information - Basic Biology Sites (with some limited control methods and tips):

Control Methods:

(Seen a good site?  E-mail us the URL and we'll try to incorporate your suggestion after it's been reviewed.)  

Building Code Information