15a ncac 18a .1317      VERMIN CONTROL: premises: animal maintenance

(a)  Effective measures shall be taken to keep flies, rodents, cockroaches, and other vermin out of the establishment and to prevent their breeding or presence on the premises.  All openings to the outer air shall be protected against the entrance of flies and other flying insects by self‑closing doors, closed windows, 16‑mesh or finer screening, controlled air currents, or other effective means.

(b)  Only those pesticides shall be used which have been approved for a specific use and registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture in accordance with the "Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act" and the "North Carolina Pesticide Law".  Such pesticides shall be used as directed on the label and shall be so handled and stored as to avoid health hazards.

(c)  The premises under control of the management shall be kept neat, clean, and free of litter.  There shall be no fly or mosquito breeding places, rodent harborages, or undrained areas on the premises.

(d)  Cleaning shall minimize accumulation of feces and other allergens generated by insects and other vermin.

(e)  Animal pens, litter boxes, bird cages and other areas on the premises shall be cleaned to minimize accumulation of animal wastes, pet dander and allergens.

(f)  Copies of veterinary records for all resident pets shall be kept on the premises.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑235;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2003 (see S.L. 2002-160); September 1, 1990.