Services for Landscaping
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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Criteria for Services for Landscaping
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.
Hire third-party certified Bay-Friendly Qualfied Professionals for landscape design or maintenance services. Specify "Bay Friendly Services" in contracting documents.
Guide for Small Businesses & Homes
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.