[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor 12-22-1980 by Ord. No. 80-34 (Ch. 101 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The elimination of rodents or insects and other pest life from any building, lot or premises through the use of traps, baiting, fumigation or any other method of extermination approved by the Health Officer, subject to applicable laws relating to poisonous substances and fumigants.
- Any condition which provides shelter or protection for rodents, harmful insects or other pest life.
- PERSON IN CONTROL
- The owner or part owner of a building, lot or premises, whether an individual, partnership or corporation or the agent or occupant of a building, lot or premises or any other person who has the use or custody of the same or any part thereof, whether an individual, partnership or corporation.
- The treatment or shielding with material impervious to rodent gnawing of all actual potential openings in the exterior and interior walls, ground or first floors, roofs, foundations, basements, sidewalk grating and other places that may be reached by rodents from the ground or by climbing or burrowing.
All buildings, lots or premises in this Township shall be kept free from any condition conducive to rodents, insects and other pest life. The person in control shall not allow the accumulation of water, garbage, building material, brush, woodpiles or any other material which may afford harborage or provide food for rodents, harmful insects or other pest life. All garbage shall be wrapped. Garbage and waste material shall be placed in approved watertight containers with tight-fitting lids and stored in such a manner as not to create an attraction or harborage for rodents, harmful insects or other pest life.
When any building, lot or premises is subject to infestation by rodents, harmful insects or other pest life, the person in control shall apply continuous or repeated eradication measures, as required by the Health Officer, until there is no evidence of an infestation remaining.
No building shall be demolished until the Health Officer informs the Department of Community Development that the building and premises are free from the infestation of rodents, harmful insects or other pest life.
The Health Officer may, in his/her discretion, order the person in control of any inland swamp, pond, creek, lake, pool, sunken lot, quarry or abandoned excavation or any other place where stagnant water may collect to fill in or drain the same or to employ other methods to prevent the breeding of harmful insects and other pest life.
Whenever conditions inside, outside or under any building or buildings or on any lot or premises provide harborage for rats, the Health Officer may require all or any one or more buildings or premises to be rodentproofed and harborages removed.
The person in control of a building or premises required to be rodentproofed shall maintain the rodentproofing in good repair. No person shall injure the rodentproofing. When the rodentproofing is injured in the course of making alterations, installations, additions or repairs to the building, the person in control shall restore the rodentproofing in good condition.
No person shall undertake to remodel or alter any existing building or portion thereof for the purpose of rodentproofing without first submitting plans for approval to the Community Development Department.
[Amended 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13]
[Amended 11-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-32; 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13]
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof by a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days.