(a)  Physical barriers approved by the Structural Pest Control Committee may be used for the prevention or control of subterranean termites.

(b)  Physical barriers shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturers' recommendations by personnel certified by the manufacturer, if required or recommended by the manufacturer, or specifically trained in the installation of the approved physical barrier.

(c)  Where all possible subterranean termite entry points can be sealed with the approved physical barrier the subterranean termite treatment shall not be subject to 2 NCAC 34 .0503, for an existing structure, or 2 NCAC 34 .0505 or .0506 for new construction.

(d)  Where it is not possible to seal all possible entry points with the physical barrier, all unsealed entry points shall be treated with termiticide in accordance with 2 NCAC 34 .0503, .0505 or .0506 as applicable; except that, such termiticide applications may be waived by the property owner on the Official NC Waiver of Minimum Requirements.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-65.29;

Eff. July 1, 2000.