Upcoming Training and Events

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We offer site assessments, custom workshops, and individualized assistance for client service providers, childcare centers, building managers, schools, retailers, and others interested in educating their staff and clients on reducing pesticide use.

Contact us at: (773) 878-7378 or general@pesticideaction.org for more information.

Bed Bug Ordinance Information Sessions for Wards 46, 48, 49, and 50

Need help understanding the City’s new Bed Bug Ordinance?

Midwest Pesticide Action Center can answer your questions, guide you to resources, and help you understand the role tenants and landlords play to reducing bed bug infestations.

May 22, 7:00-8:30 PM: Sullivan High School (6631 N Bosworth Ave, Chicago, IL 60626)
This information session is for residents of the 49th and 50th Wards.

May 29, 6:00-8:00 PM: Edgewater Public Library (1210 W Elmdale Ave, Chicago, IL 60660)
This information session is for residents of the 46th and 48th Wards.


May98:30 AM

Bed Bug Preparedness 101: Developing Your Plan

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 this NEW training and learn how to put together a bed bug response plan for your building. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Residential Building Managers, Condominium Association and Cooperative Representatives, and anyone else responsible for controlling bed bugs in residential buildings. The new Chicago bed bug ordinance says condominium and cooperative associations MUST have a plan in place. But every residential building SHOULD have one to respond to a problem quickly and effectively. This half day workshop will help you create a plan that works for your building, association, or other residential facility. Agenda: 1. Overview of the ordinance and what it means to you. 2. Some basic bed bug control strategies that work 3. Exercise designed to guide you through creating a Bed Bug Control Plan Attendees will leave the event with a template to create a bed bug plan that fits your needs. That's right. A template plan will be provided to each attendee to be filled in with facility specific information. The work you do at the training will provide you with an outline to be used to finalize your facilities bed bug plan. For more information please contact general@pesticideaction.org or go to www.midwestpesticideaction.org/mpac-events.

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May1410:00 AM

Bed Bugs in Chicago

This free, community-wide, 2-hour workshop is brought to you by Midwest Pesticide Action Center. We will discuss the basics of bed bugs for beginners. We will cover what they are, where they came from and why they are so difficult to control. Attendees will leave with basic knowledge of monitoring and inspection principles as well as everyday habits that can limit your risk of bringing this pest home.

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