New York Bed Bug Law
Section 27-2018 & 27-2019
Section 2018 Rodent and Insect
a. The OWNER OR OCCUPANT
control of a dwelling shall keep the premises free from rodents,
and from infestations of
insects and other
pests, and from any condition
conducive to rodent or insect and other pest life.
b. When any premises are subject to INFESTATION
by rodents or insects and
other pests, the OWNER OR OCCUPANT
control shall apply
c. When the department makes the determination that any
premises are infested by rodents, insects or other pests, it
measures as the department deems necessary.
Section 27-2019 Elimination of Harborages
All building material, lumber,
boxes, cartons, barrels, containers, machinery, raw material,
fabricated goods, junk, food, animal feed and any other substance
which may afford harborage or provide food for such rodents
or insects and other pests shall be kept stored or handled
by the owner and tenants of every dwelling in such manner as
the department may require. The department may make
orders to eliminate rat harborages TO THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITIONS.
The department shall uncover and inspect periodically all
structural harborages which cannot be eliminated from dwellings.