Chapter 620-8 FUMIGATION
|(1)||Fumigant-means any substance or combination of substances which emits or liberates a gas, fume, or vapor and which is applied for the purpose of destroying insects, rodents or other pests in Structural Pest Control. For the purpose of this Chapter, the term does not include paradichlorobenzene, naphthalene, aerosol dispersions not containing a gas nor any product which produces a fog, smoke or mist.|
|(2)||Fumigation-means the application of a fumigant to any structure or enclosed space, or to any compartment thereof, as a specified concentration, and exposure period for the purpose of controlling insects, rodents, or other pests.|
|(3)||Enclosed Space-means any structure or other confined area, including, but not limited to, homes, residential or commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, churches, warehouses, railroad cars, trucks, ships, aircraft, or other common carriers. It also includes any special room, vaults, tanks, or chambers used for a fumigation operation.|
|(4)||Fumigation Operation-means all preparations for, issuance of appropriate notifications and warnings, the release of the fumigant, and all post-fumigation requirements, as specified in this Chapter.|
|(5)||Operator-In-Charge-means a Certified operator, authorized to perform or supervise fumigation operations.|
|(6)||Spot Fumigation-means the application of a fumigant to a localized area, item, or harborage within a structure or enclosed space.|
|(7)||Structure-means any building, regardless of its design or type of material used in its construction, whether public or private, vacant or occupied.|
|(8)||Unauthorized Personnel-means any person who is not a member of the crew performing a fumigation operation.|
|(1)|| The Licensee shall provide the
Enforcement Agency and the local fire and police departments having
jurisdiction with the information specified below, before performing fumigation
of any residential or commercial building or other potentially habitable
|(2)||Notification shall be made to the Enforcement Agency as least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the scheduled time of release of the fumigant.|
|(3)||Notification to other agencies shall be made at least three (3) hours prior to scheduled time of release of the fumigant.|
The fumigation of any residential or commercial building or any other structure which the operator may be reasonably expected to enter at any time during the fumigation operation and exposed to toxic concentrations of the fumigant, shall require a crew of at least two (2) persons, one of whom shall be the Operator-In-Charge.
|(1)|| The Operator-In-Charge shall:
Prior notification to the Enforcement Agency and local fire and police departments and the posting of a watchman shall not be required for fumigation of aircraft, railroad cars, tanks, trucks, or other common carrier, or any chamber, vault or special room specially designed for fumigation.
If, during the term of any contract covering fumigation of a structure, an infestation is found of any pest for whose control the fumigation was performed, no liquid spot treatment shall be allowed by the licensee; and such structure shall be fumigated again by the licensee at no cost to the owner.