Bed Bug Law
Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Hotels
and Rodent Control
(1) General -
Effective measures intended to minimize the presence of rodents,
flies, cockroaches and other insects on the premises shall be
utilized. The premises shall be kept in such condition as
to prevent the harborage or feeding of insects or rodents.
Openings to the outside shall be protected from rodents and
insects by tight-fitting, self-closing doors, closed
windows, screening, controlled air-currents or other
means. Screening material shall be not less than sixteen
mesh to the inch, tight-fitting and free of breaks.
(2) Infestations - Guest rooms and
other areas of the hotel found to be infested with rodents
and/or insects, including but not limited to cockroaches, BED BUGS , fleas, lice or mites, shall
be subject to immediate closure until treatment of the room or
area has been deemed effective in elimination of the
vermin. The Health officer shall declare the problem
abated before the room or area is reopened to guests.
(3) Premises - Immediate
surroundings and premises shall be kept clean and free from rank
growth of vegetation, discarded materials and insanitary
(4) Garbage and Refuge -- Each guest room and
vanity area shall be provided with garbage containers. All
containers used in guest rooms, vanities, bathrooms, lobbies,
hallways and public assembly rooms shall be constructed of
durable materials that do not leak or absorb liquids.
These containers shall be kept clean and in good repair.
Garbage containers and single liners shall be provided in
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