It is unlawful for any person to own or keep any dock or wharf, public or private, unless it is protected so far as practicable by impervious materials installed to prevent rats from gaining entrance to or upon such dock or wharf from any vessel anchored or moored at or near such dock or wharf, or from other sources. All food on such dock or wharf, when remaining overnight, shall be effectively protected or guarded from rats. The owner or person in charge of any dock or wharf where food or other material which rats might eat is stored, when required by the Health Officer, shall provide bait and set traps as approved by the Health Officer. The Health Officer shall require such traps when conditions are such that rats are likely to gain access to any food product or other thing which rats might eat. The traps shall be set and baited in an effective and safe manner.
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