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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 7PESTICIDES
SUBCHAPTER HSTRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL SERVICE
DIVISION 3COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT
RULE §7.146Pest Control Sign

(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, (866) 918-4481.

(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.


Source Note: The provisions of this §7.146 adopted to be effective January 9, 2018, 43 TexReg 42

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