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San Francisco Landscapes

Casey Allen Phone: 415-585-9137

President Fax: 415-585-5078

P.O. Box 17018 Website: www.sflandscapes.com

San Francisco CA 94117 Email: info@sflandscapes.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

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San Francisco Landscapes corporation provides landscape maintenance, installation, and some design service. We emphasize using environmentally friendly landscaping principles.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

To minimize the use of pesticides and instead use methods that pose a lower risk to public and environmental health. Monitoring pests regularly and determining what kind of treatment to use. Educate clients to plant the right plant in the right place, and to go native.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Monitoring for pests is performed during weekly maintenance visits. If there is a pest "problem" then we determine the best treatment without the use of pesticides.

How are pest problems identified?

Our employees are knowledgeable in the area of pest identification. Pest problems are monitored very carefully before, during, and after implementing controls. We look for increases and decreases and changes in the pest population.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Manually remove pests by hand or rag. We also use gopher wire. Also by proper plant maintenance. Plant the right kind of plant in the right place.

Do you use biological controls?

For weed control we might plant a ground cover which supresses the weeds.

Do you use borates?

We do not control pests with borates. We do clean plants as needed with insecticidal soaps.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

No.

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

None. We outsource for pest control if truly needed.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

None used.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

We do habitat modification by planting native plants that attract native wildlife. We avoid pruning during nesting times. We also build ponds and provide water to wildlife.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

We do a lot of manual weeding as well as manually removing pests from plants, such as mealybugs.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

Maxsea. Organic compounds. We read soil tests and follow recommendations.

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites Other company.

cockroaches Clean/seal rooms

fleas clean/flea traps

carpenter ants Clean/seal rooms

fire ants None here.

ants (indoor) Clean/seal rooms

crabgrass Remove/sheet mulch.

dandelions Remove/sheet mulch.

other Understanding the life cycle and disrupting.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

I believe the effectiveness of our pest management system is very good. We have occasional pest problems but are almost always able to control them without the use of pesticides.

References

We do not give out customer information, but we are signing up to be a green business with Co-op Amrerica and other like organizations.