York City Bed Bug Law
- New York City Administrative Code (New)
and Rodent Eradication
Definitions When used in this article:
27-2018 Rodent and Insect
Eradication means the elimination of
rodents or insects and other pests from any premises through
the use of traps, poisons,
fumigation or any other
method of extermination.
(b) Insects and other pests include the members of class
insects, including houseflies, lice, bees, cockroaches,
moths, silverfish, beetles,
ants, termites, hornets, mosquitoes and wasps, and such members
of the Phylum arthropoda as spiders, mites, ticks,
centipedes and wood lice.
means any condition which provides shelter or protection for
rodents or insects and other pests.
27-2018.1 Notice of Bed Bug Infestation History
a. The owner or occupant in
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
SHALL APPLY CONTINUOUS ERADICATION MEASURES.
c. When the department makes the determination that any
premises are infested by rodents, insects or other pests, it may
eradication measures as the
department deems necessary.
a. For housing
accommodations subject to this code, an owner shall furnish to
each tenant signing a vacancy lease, a notice in a form
promulgated or approved by the state division of housing and
community renewal that sets forth the property's BED BUG INFESTATION HISTORY for the
previous year regarding the premises rented by the
tenant and the building in which the premises are located.
27-2019 Elimination of Harborages
b. UPON WRITTEN COMPLAINT,
in a form promulgated or approved by the division of housing
and community renewal, by the tenant that he or she was not
furnished with a copy of the notice required pursuant to
subdivision a. of this section, the division of housing and
community renewal shall ORDER THE
OWNER TO FURNISH THE NOTICE.
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 who is responsible for the
conditions. The department shall uncover and
inspect periodically all strucytural harborages which cannot be
eliminated from dwellings.
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