Under the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act of 1955, the Structural Pest Section (SPS) under the Georgia Department of Agriculture licenses and regulates pest management professionals, specifically those engaged in the business of structural pest control in the state of Georgia.
The Official Georgia Wood Infestation Inspection Report is a regulated document used by licenses pest control companies for the purpose of certifying that a structure is apparently free from several types of wood destroying organisms as a basis for transfer of real property. Such document shall carry a guarantee that, if an infestation of wood destroying organisms from which apparent freedom is certified, is found within ninety (90) days from date of issuance, the infested structure(s) shall be treated by the licensee, free of charge subject to the following:
(1) Subterranean Termites – Structures will receive a full minimum adequate treatment
pursuant to Paragraph 620-6-.04. However, if a structure has received a full minimum
adequate treatment within the past one (1) year, a partial treatment may be made to at
least 10 feet in either direction of any and all areas of termite infestation except as
defined in Rule 620-6-.07(5).
(2) Powder Post Beetles and Wood Boring Beetles – Structures will receive a minimum
adequate treatment pursuant to Paragraph 620-6-.04(3).
(3) Wood Decaying Fungi – Structures will receive a minimum adequate treatment pursuant
to Paragraph 620-6-.04(4).
(4) Dry Wood Termites – Structures will receive a minimum adequate treatment pursuant
to Paragraph 620-6-.04(5).
Note: If you contact one of the Georgia Pest Control Companies who are members of the Georgia Pest Control Association to have them install or protect your home from some type of termite infestation, they might just write a protection agreement for only one of the types of pest infestation above – so be careful to understand the coverage.
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