Landscape Pest Management Services for City properties

Pesticides can harm humans, animals, and the environment.  Prevention is the secret to safe and effective pest management. Pesticides should be considered only as a last resort. 

You may only use pesticides in city-owned buildings or landscapes if you attend San Francisco safer pest management meetings and follow the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program Compliance Checklist.

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When to Use

Landscape contractors working on City properties must adhere to the posting and recordkeeping requirements of the Integrated Pest Management Ordinance Compliance Checklist, and are limited to products listed on the SF Reduced Risk Pesticide List.

Type

Industrial

Info on this product category: Services for Landscaping

Tips

Choose plants from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Vegetation Palette, which can reduce fire hazard and support native wildlife.

Developers of San Francisco parcels exceeding 5,000 sq. feet must comply with the Stormwater Management Ordinance - see guidelines.

Criteria for Services for Landscaping

REQUIRED:

Include reference to the San Francisco Integrated Pest Management Ordinance requirements (Environment Code, Chapt. 3) in all contracting documents involving pesticide use on City properties.

SUGGESTED:

Hire third-party certified Bay-Friendly Qualfied Professionals for landscape design or maintenance services.  Specify "Bay Friendly Services" in contracting documents.

Last updated

Last updated: 
March 23, 2014

Guide for City Staff

Citywide Contract

Guide for Small Businesses & Homes

Resources for home landscapers/gardeners are available in the Bay Friendly Home Gardening Guide.

Guide for Large Organizations

  • Besides hiring a Bay Friendly Qualified Professional, it is important to specify "Bay Friendly Services" in scopes of work. See general Request for Proposals language for Bay Friendly Qualified Professionals. 
  • Contractors performing landscape renovations or maintenance on City properties must comply with the City's Integrated Pest Management Ordinance.  See sample contract language.

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