The article was formerly titled Rodents, Insects and Other Pests and is now called Pest Prevention and Management. This is a PDF of the adoption resolution.
You can read our comments on the amendment proposal here.
Yes, yes, we wanted to get bed bugs into the NYC Health Code. Can you honestly blame us?
In any case, these are portions of the amended article:
§151.02 Prevention and pest management measures.
(a) Properties shall be free of pests. All premises capable of attracting or supporting rodents, insects and other pests shall be kept free from rodents, insects and other pests, and from any conditions conducive to pests. The person in control of such premises shall take such measures as may be necessary to prevent and control the harborage and free movement of rodents, insects or other pests.
(c) Pest management plans. When the Department determines that, because of pest infestation or conditions conducive to pests, a written pest management plan is required, it shall order that a person in control of the premises write such a plan, maintain the plan in effect for such time as the Department shall specify, maintain a copy of the plan on the premises where the infestation or conditions were observed, and make a copy available, upon request, to the Department and, when specified by the Department, to occupants of the premises. In commercial and residential premises, when specified by the Department, the person in control of the premises shall post a sign at the building entrances stating that the pest management plan is in effect and identifying a location on the premises where a copy of the plan may be inspected. The plan shall include the following:
(1) Pest management strategies that will be employed on such premises;
(2) A schedule for routine inspections, determined by the person in control, for conditions conducive to pests and the presence of pests;
(3) Actions to be taken when pests are present;
(4) Instructions to premises’ occupants, tenants or other users on how to report the presence of pests to person(s) in control of the premises, with a notice conspicuously posted at building entrances indicating that such instructions are available and where occupants may obtain a copy;
(5) The name(s) and contact information for pest management businesses and/or professionals employed or contracted by the persons in control; and
(6) A log of visits by pest management professional(s) and the names of pesticides, if any, applied on each visit.