(a)   When protection against infestation by termites is required, it shall be attained by the following means which are listed in the order of their desirability:
      (1)   Continuous noncorrodible sheet metal termite shields with tight seams or soldered joints under the sill on the foundation wall and projecting horizontally two inches inside the foundation wall; or
      (2)   Lumber treated with adequate wood preservatives, suitable for the purpose for all wood construction in contact with foundation walls and all first floor framing.
   (b)   When protection against termites is required, noncorrodible metal termite shields shall be installed around all pipes entering the ground and those which are less than eighteen inches above the ground.
   (c)   When infestations of termites are found in existing buildings or structures, the Superintendent of Building and Zoning Inspection may require such treatments and operations as may be required to prevent the spread of, and to eliminate, such termites.
(Ord. 42-1981.  Passed 2-23-81.)