News

Our next Bed Bug Preparedness workshop is on May 9

Controlling bed bugs is complicated! Don’t get caught without a plan for responding when your building ends up with a bed bug problem. Come to our training and learn how to put together a bed bug response plan for your building. Register now. Who should attend: Residential Building Managers Condominium Association Cooperative Representatives, and Anyone else responsible

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Events

May 6, 2014 DuPage County Lawncare Seminar

For DuPage County municipalities and park districts, this half-day event is hosted by the Midwest Pesticide Action Center and University of Illinois Extension to learn about the health and environmental impacts of conventional landscaping. In addition, attendees will walk away with in-depth, practical training on sustainable lawn care practices. The event is sponsored by DuPage County Stormwater Management

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Action Alert, News

The Monarch Problem

A 2012 study by John Pleasants and Karen Oberhauser published in Insect Conservation & Diversity has found a correlation between the monarch butterfly population decline and the loss of their breeding habitat, the common milkweed. Since the late 1990s, there has been an increased use of genetically modified, glyphosate-resistant soy and corn. These crops are

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Events, News

Condominium Associations and Cooperatives Prepare for Bed Bugs

In response to Chicago’s new Bed Bug Ordinance, MPAC hosted a successful Bed Bug Preparedness 101: Bed Bug Plan Development for Condominium Associations and Cooperatives on March 12, 2014 . During the half-day event, Midwest Pesticide Action Center staff led association and cooperative board members through a detailed, sample bed bug preparedness plan that included

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Events

Bed Bug Preparedness 101: Bed Bug Plan Development for Condominium Associations and Cooperatives

Midwest Pesticide Action Center will be holding two ordinance-specific workshops for building managers and condominium associations on March 12th, 2014. A registration fee of $125.00 includes light refreshments. A discounted registration rate of $100.00 is available until March 5th. To register and pay online, visit our Brown Paper Tickets page here. For payment with a Purchase Order please download a registration form

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News

Chicago’s Bed Bug Ordinance: What You Need to Know

Chicago’s very own bed bug ordinance is now in effect, and Chicago residents have some very important questions regarding accountability and enforcement. How does this ordinance affect me? Does this apply to condominiums? What do I do if I find my landlord/tenant is not complying? Midwest Pesticide Action Center has summarized the key elements addressed

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Internships Available at Midwest Pesticide Action Center

Midwest Pesticide Action Center is currently accepting applications for internships beginning in early 2014. An internship with us is a challenging and rewarding educational experience for any undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing a career in public health, environmental health, public policy, environmental policy, natural sciences, and non-profit development and administration. Visit our Career

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Events

Rockford Beating Back Bed Bugs, Now February 5, 2014

A registration fee of $60.00 includes light refreshments. To register and pay online, visit our Brown Paper Tickets page here. For payment with a Purchase Order please download a registration form here, or contact MPAC at (773)878-7378 ext. 204. Rockford-Area Bed Bug Training for Managers of: Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Senior Services Dormitories Shelters and Transitional Housing Client Service Providers,

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Welcome to Midwest Pesticide Action Center’s New Website

Welcome! Midwest Pesticide Action Center is proud to launch a new website to go along with our new name. In June of this year we officially changed our name from Safer Pest Control Project to Midwest Pesticide Action Center. What we haven’t changed is our mission. We are still committed to reducing the health risks

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