As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Accessory structure" means a detached structure which is not used or not intended to be used for living or sleeping by human occupants and which is located on or partially on any premises.
   (b)   "Breeding area" means any condition which provides the necessary environment for the birth or hatching of vectors.
   (c)   "Collection of water" means any condition of standing or running water that facilitates the breeding of vectors.
   (d)   "Dilapidated" means fallen into partial ruin or decay.
   (e)   "Disposal" means and includes the storage, collection, disposal and handling of refuse.
   (f)   "Extermination" means the control and elimination of vectors by:
      (1)   Eliminating their harborage places;
      (2)   Removing or making inaccessible materials that may serve as their food;
      (3)   Any recognized and legal vector control elimination method approved by local or State authority.
   (g)   "Garbage" means all animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of foods.
   (h)   "Harborage" means any place where vectors can live, nest or seek shelter.
   (i)   "Occupant" means any person over one year of age living, sleeping, cooking or eating in, or actually having possession of, a dwelling unit or a rooming unit, except that, in dwelling units, a guest shall not be considered an occupant.
   (j)   "Owner" means any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others:
      (1)   Has legal title to any premises, dwelling or dwelling unit, with or without accompanying possession thereof;
      (2)   Has charge, care or control of any premises, dwelling or dwelling unit, as owner or agent of the owner, or an executor, administrator, trustee or guardian of the estate of the owner. Any such person thus representing the actual owner shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this chapter and of the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, to the same extent as if he or she were the owner.
   (k)   "Refuse" means all solid wastes, except body wastes, and shall include garbage, ashes and rubbish.
   (l)   "Rubbish" means and includes glass, metal, paper, plant growth, wood and nonputrescible solid wastes.
   (m)   "Vector" means a rodent, arthropod or insect capable of transmitting a disease or infection. Vectors shall include, but not be limited to, rats, mice, mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies, ticks, etc.
   (n)   "Vectorproofing" means a form of construction to prevent the ingress or egress of vectors into or from a given space or building or from gaining access to food, water or harborage. "Vectorproofing" shall include, but not be limited to, ratproofing, flyproofing, mosquitoproofing, etc.
(Ord. 1867. Passed 4-18-78.)