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Why is San José using IPM at public parks?
The Parks Division is implementing IPM to reduce the use of chemicals in Parks. Minimizing chemical runoff is important everywhere, but especially in parks because they are often close to creeks. Through the reduction of chemicals, there is less exposure to the public, City employees, the ecosystem, and to local waterways.

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1. What is Integrated Pest Management?
2. What Techniques are used in IPM?
3. Why is San José using IPM at public parks?
4. Can IPM methods effectively reduce weeds?
5. What non-pesticide sprays are being used as part of IPM?
6. Are all City Parks using IPM methods to control weeds and pests?
7. Are chemicals currently being used at City Parks?
8. What kinds of pests are common in San José Parks?
9. How are pests, such as gophers, controlled using IPM techniques?
10. Can I use IPM methods to manage pests and weeds at home?
11. Can I help the park system with the IPM pilot project?