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Healthy Buildings Pilot Program
Are you and your tenants concerned with pests in your building? Do your tenants have health concerns about pesticide sprays? Would you like to reduce your long-term pest control costs?

Your building is invited to apply to the Healthy Buildings Pilot Program!

Program Description
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  • The program provides one year of free Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services to qualifying, selected Multi-unit Housing funded by the Department of Pesticide Regulation through the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association.
  • These services aim to significantly reduce pests, health risks, environmental risks, and pest management costs. View the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about IPM practices. 
  • The goal of the Healthy Buildings Pilot Program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of IPM to control pests in multi-unit housing, while reducing health and pollution risks. The program also aims to establish effective communication between building management and tenants, to support long-term results. We hope you will consider participating.

Program Details

Selected participating buildings will receive these supplies and services, at no cost:
  • One year of pest control services addressing pests such as ants, fleas, cockroaches, mice, rats, and yellow jackets1
  • A kit containing effective pest management supplies
  • Minor building repairs that will help exclude pests such as cockroaches, ants, mice, and rats
  • Documentation of the program’s effectiveness at the end of the pilot

Participating building owners and managers will:
  • Work closely with municipal staff and assist them with informing tenants about the program
  • Provide notice to tenants and access to participating units as needed
  • Attend a training workshop for management and maintenance staff to learn about IPM
  • Work with the program’s designated pest control company, which will evaluate the participating buildings’ and units’ pest status and follow up with appropriate services
  • Share pest control records since January 2013, if possible
  • Complete a survey at the end of the program

Application Process
  • Fill out the printable questionnaire and email, fax or send by U.S. mail to the contact listed below.
  • Or, fill out the online questionnaire.
  • If your building is selected, a follow up on-site visit will be necessary to confirm participation eligibility.    
  • Applicants will receive notice of preliminarily acceptance within two weeks following the application deadline.

*NOTE: Ineligible applicants will not be notified due to time and funding limitations.

Deadline extended to Monday, July 20, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Contact Information:

Amber Schat
Environmental Services Specialist
City of San José - Environmental Services Department
Watershed Protection Division
200 E. Santa Clara St, 7th Floor, San José, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 793-5365
Fax: (408) 271-1930

1Termite and bed bug control is not covered in the program scope, although our evaluation may discover these pests. Building owners will be expected to deal with these issues in accordance with state and local requirements.