The responsibilities of the owner are as follows:
   (A)   To have the structure and premises in a safe, clean, sanitary, habitable condition, free from infestation by insects, vermin, and other pests before renting, and to exterminate if necessary;
   (B)   To provide with screens every window and door and other ventilation device opening directly from a dwelling unit to outdoor space and to provide a self closing device for each such door;
   (C)   To exterminate in the following cases:
      (1)   When infestation exists in two or more units of a multiple unit structure;
      (2)   When infestation exists in shared or public areas of a multiple unit structure; and
      (3)   When infestation exists in a single unit of a multiple unit structure or in a single unit structure when infestation is due to failure of the owner to maintain the dwelling in a vermin proof and reasonably insect proof condition.
   (D)   To perform the responsibilities of the occupant when the premises are vacant.
(Ord. 9-1998, passed 8-17-98)  Penalty, see § 158.99