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(a) Pest Infestation. All structures shall be kept free from insect and rodent infestation and all potential points of entry shall be properly maintained as to prevent pest migration. All structures in which insects or rodents are found shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes that will not be injurious to human health. After pest elimination, proper precautions shall be taken to prevent reinfestation.
(b) Owner. The owner of any structure shall be responsible for pest elimination within the structure prior to renting or leasing the structure. Proper precautions shall be taken to prevent infestation. Where the infestations are caused by defects in the structure, the owner shall be responsible for pest elimination. Whenever infestation exists in two or more dwelling units in any dwelling or in the common parts of any dwelling containing two or more dwelling units, extermination thereof shall be the responsibility of the owner.
(c) Occupant. The occupants of any structure shall be responsible for the continued pest-free condition of the structure. If infestation is caused by failure of an occupant to prevent such infestation in the area occupied, the occupant shall be responsible for pest elimination. Every occupant of a dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of insects, rodents and other pests therein, whenever their dwelling unit is the only dwelling unit within a dwelling that is infested.
(Ord. 2016-40. Passed 4-20-16.)