Florida Termite Help

Welcome to the Termite Help page of the Bureau of Scientific Evaluation and Technical Assistance.  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 Licensing and Enforcement'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 Scientific Evaluation and Technical Assistance has no authority to arbitrate any claims for personal or property damage or to adjudicate settlements.  Any investigations conducted are performed by the Bureau of Inspection and Incident Response 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 Inspection and Incident Response 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]. 

You may also contact the Bureau of Scientific Evaluation and Technical Assistance, 3125 Conner Blvd., Bldg. 6, Tallahassee, Fl  32399-1650, telephone (850) 617-7917 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 Scientific Evaluation and Technical Assistance, 3125 Conner Blvd., Bldg. 6, Tallahassee, FL  32399-1650. Or you can call, (850) 617-7917 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