Section 5 – Control of Vermin

5.1General provisions and preventive measures
5.1.1Insects, rodents, and other vermin must be controlled. Corrective engineering measures may be required by the Health Authority whenever a pest control problem is identified.
5.1.2All openings to the exterior of a public accommodation facility must be protected to prevent access of or by rodents, flies and other vermin.
5.1.3Access doors such as those used for warehouse access must be kept closed when not in use unless a control measure such as an air curtain or bird netting is being used to prevent vermin entry.
5.1.4The interior and exterior of a public accommodation facility must be maintained in a condition, which will prevent the harborage or feeding of vermin.
5.1.5Guest rooms found to have live rodents, cockroaches, bed bugs, or other vermin in type and number to cause a public health nuisance must be closed to the public immediately and until the presence or infestation is eliminated.
5.1.6The solid waste receptacle storage area must be checked for evidence of vermin activity. Corrective actions must be taken whenever evidence of vermin activity is found.
5.1.7The feeding of feral birds and animals may cause a public nuisance and is prohibited.
5.2Pest control application
5.2.1All pesticides must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended directions and labeling instructions and stored in a safe manner.
5.2.2Only certified applicators or persons under the direct supervision of a primary principal or principal, as defined by NRS 555.2618, NAC 555.2555, and NAC 555.256, may apply restricted-use pesticides at a public accommodation facility.
5.2.3Any activities involving fumigation must be performed in compliance with NRS and NAC 555. Information regarding NRS and NAC 555 is located in Appendix K. PDF (749 KB/71 pages)
5.2.4The Health Authority may require that the responsible person enter into a contract for licensed commercial pest control service whenever the Health Authority determines that: In-house pest control applicator does not have a current Nevada Restricted Use Pesticide Certificate issued in his or her name by the Nevada Department of Agriculture which includes approval in at least the commercial certification categories of Industrial Pest Control and Institutional Pest Control of NAC 555.620 7(a) and 7(b) respectively; pest control measures are inadequate to maintain control of pests; in-house certified applicator is not available or is not being used; in-house records as required in Section 5.4 are not being maintained; or pest control chemicals are being stored or applied improperly.
5.3Rodent waste clean-up
5.3.1All rodent waste clean-up must be completed in a manner which reduces the disturbance of rodent feces, urine, and saliva particles and associated mists.
5.3.2Appropriate respiratory protection must be provided for any employee involved in rodent waste clean-up consistent with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations which can be found on the worldwide web at www.cdc.gov. Also see Appendix L. PDF (94 KB/6 pages)
5.4Record keeping
5.4.1The responsible person must ensure that a copy of all records which document the receipt of pest control services from licensed commercial applicators, for the past two (2) year timeframe, are maintained on-site for review by the Health Authority.
5.4.2If the public accommodation facility has an in-house certified applicator performing their pesticide applications, then records documenting all pest control applications at the public accommodation facility must be kept as per NAC 555.700 for the past two (2) years indicating the date, type, and location of pest control activities. See Appendix K PDF (749 KB/71 pages) for a “Pesticide Use Report Sample.”
5.5Required reporting

Any out-of-control infestation of vermin must be reported verbally to the Health Authority. See Appendix E PDF (20 KB/1 page) for Health Authority contact information.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-1633


Updated on: January 15, 2019

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