The City's contractor utilizes current industry best practices including (IPM) Integrated Pest Mangement in order to keep our parks/landscape controlled. This involves utilizing a combination of best practices to manage pests and weeds, minimizing exposure to people and animals. These practices include various agricultural methods combined with the judicious use of herbicides and pesticides when necessary. Due to recent concerns, the City is not using the herbicide "Roundup". While the City encourages its contractors to use organic products, some conditions require stronger alternatives.