§ 153.21 CONTROL OF INSECTS, RODENTS AND INFESTATIONS.
   (A)   Screens. In every dwelling unit, for protection against mosquitoes, flies, and other insects, every door opening directly from a dwelling unit to outdoor space shall be equipped with screens and a self-closing device. Every window or other device with openings to outdoor space, used or intended to be used for ventilation, shall likewise be equipped with screens.
   (B)   Rodent control. Every basement or cellar window used or intended to be used for ventilation, and every other opening to a basement which might provide an entry for rodents, shall be equipped with screens or such other approved device as will effectively prevent their entrance.
   (C)   Infestation. Every occupant of a dwelling containing a single dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of insects, rodents, or other pests therein or on the premises; and every occupant of a dwelling unit in a dwelling containing more than one dwelling unit shall be responsible for such extermination whenever his dwelling unit is the only one infested. Whenever infestation is caused by failure of the owner to maintain a dwelling in a rodent proof or reasonable insect proof condition, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner. Whenever infestation exists in two or more of the dwelling units in any dwelling or in the shared or public parts of any dwelling containing two or more dwelling units, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner.
   (D)   Rubbish storage and disposal. Every dwelling and every dwelling unit shall be supplied with approved containers and covers for storage of rubbish as required by Village ordinances, and the owner, operator, or agent in control of such dwelling or dwelling unit shall be responsible for the removal of rubbish.
   (E)   Garbage storage and disposal. Every dwelling and every dwelling unit shall be supplied with an approved garbage disposal facility, which may be an adequate mechanical garbage disposal unit (mechanical sink grinder) in each dwelling unit, or an approved outside garbage can as required by village ordinances.
   (F)   Waste disposal. Except as provided in division (G) of this section, no owner or occupant may cause, suffer, or permit wastes, including rubbish and garbage, to accumulate on the premises, including yards and exterior property areas, provided that occupants shall be liable under this section only for those parts of the premises under their control.
   (G)   Yard wastes. Yard waste may be allowed to accumulate or remain in yards and exterior property areas for uses such as landscaping and composting, provided that these materials do not become or threaten to become a fire hazard or a harboring place for rats, mice, snakes or other vermin or otherwise pose a danger to the public health and safety. This provision does not authorize the commercial storage of landscaping materials on a residential property; commercial storage is permitted only in accordance with the Pinehurst Development Ordinance.
(Ord. 14-16, passed 4-8-2014)  Penalty, see § 10.99