48-38.   Extermination 
Infestation. All structures shall be kept free from insect and rodent infestation. All structures in which
insects or rodents are found shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes that will not be
injurious to human health. After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to prevent reinfestation. 
Owner. The owner of any structure shall be responsible for extermination within the structure prior to
renting or leasing the structure. 
Single occupant. The occupant of a one-family dwelling or of a single-tenant structure shall be responsi-
ble for extermination on the premises. 
Multiple occupancy. The owner of a structure containing two or more dwelling units, a multiple
occupancy, townhouse, a rooming house or a structure shall be responsible for extermination in the
public or shared areas of the structure and exterior property. If infestation is caused by failure of an occu-
pant to prevent such infestation in the area occupied, the occupant shall be responsible for extermination. 
Occupant. The occupant of any structure shall be responsible for the continued rodent and pest-free
condition of the structure. 
Exception: Where the infestations are caused by defects in the structure, the owner 
shall be responsible for extermination.