|(a) A pest control sign must be provided by the licensee
to a residential rental property owner or manager at least 48 hours
prior to a planned indoor treatment at a residential rental property
with five (5) or more rental units.
(b) A pest control sign must be provided by the licensee
to the employer or building manager at least 48 hours prior to a planned
indoor treatment at a workplace.
(c) A pest control sign must be provided by the licensee
to the chief administrator, IPM Coordinator, or building manager at
least 48 hours prior to a planned indoor treatment at a hospital,
nursing home, hotel, motel, lodge, warehouse, food-processing establishment,
school or educational institution, or day care center.
(d) A person may not be considered in violation of
this section if the space to be treated is vacant, unused, and unoccupied,
or if extenuating circumstances require an emergency treatment.
(e) Each pest control sign must be at least 8 1/2 inches
by 11 inches in size and contain the required information with the
first line in a minimum of 24-point type (one-fourth inch) and all
remaining lines in a minimum of 12-point type (one-eighth inch). The
addition of advertising and logos to the sign is permissible to the
extent that such advertising does not interfere with the purpose of
public notification of a pest control treatment. A standard sign in
Spanish is available from the department upon request. The sign shall
appear in a format approved by the department. The text and format
of the sign is available on the Structural Pest Control Service website
at: http://www.TexasAgriculture.gov/spcs, or by contacting the Texas
Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 12847, Austin, TX 78711-2847,
(f) In the space marked "For more information call
or contact," the telephone number to obtain information on the pesticide(s)
used must be listed, such as the contact number for the apartment
manager, building manager, IPM Coordinator, or pest control operator.
(g) In the space marked "phone number of hotline for
pesticide information," the following wording must be used: National
Pesticide Information Center 1-800-858-7378.
(h) If a workplace has its own pesticide information
center, the workplace center telephone number may be listed rather
than the information in subsection (g) of this section.