(a)  Effective measures shall be taken to keep insects, rodents, and other vermin out of the residential care facility and to prevent their breeding, harborage, or presence on the premises.  The premises shall be kept neat, clean, adequately drained, and free of litter and vermin harborage.  All openings to the outer air shall be effectively protected against the entrance of flying insects by screens, closed doors, closed windows, or other effective means.

(b)  Only those pesticides shall be used which have been approved for a specific use and properly registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.  Such pesticides shall be used as directed on the label and shall be so handled and stored as to avoid health hazards.


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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1984.