Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there any exceptions to the EXTERMINATION PERMIT process?

The only exception to the above rules are in the case of structures that have been so heavily damaged due to fire or some other calamity that they are UNSAFE TO ENTER and/or the demolition must proceed quickly to protect the public health. In those cases the Code Enforcement Officer can waive the actual extermination requirement if the Building Official at the Department of Engineering provides the Health Department with a written declaration that the demolition must proceed as an emergency.

HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF FROM GETTING HIV?

Abstinence (no sexual touching or intercourse) is, of course, 100% effective against the transmission of hiv, std's (sexually transmitted diseases), and pregnancy.  Sexually active individuals should know the hiv status of their partner and themselves (positive or negative by getting tested), use protection (latex condoms or polyurethane condoms are the only effective types against hiv-lambskin condoms allow hiv to penetrate through the condom), and long term relationships.

How long do I have to wait before I can begin the demolition?

If the local EPA office reviews the application and determines that the asbestos notification requirement DOES NOT apply, you must wait at least 14 days after the date of the extermination and the certificate is issued before you can begin demolition.  After the 14 day waiting period, which is to give the chemicals or baits used in the extermination process s

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