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.

Granted Film Festival

Join MPAC on June 28th as we learn the accomplishments of other Patagonia grassroots environmental grantees at this exciting event.

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Protect Against Pests: Illinois 2017

An Integrated Pest Management Workshop for Housing and Facility Managers

Midwest Pesticide Action Center is hosting a full-day workshop on integrated pest management. This workshop will provide needed insight into the spread of bed bugs beyond large urban centers with a focus on creating a comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM) program. Dr. Dini Miller will present on the latest strategies for bed bug control. Dr. Miller will be joined by experts to discuss rodent control and general IPM strategies for controlling pests. A presentation on how to contract with a pest control professional will round out this comprehensive workshop.

Managers of multi-unit housing, senior housing, shelters and transitional housing, and client service providers are encouraged to attend. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided. Please check back for additional details as the event approaches!

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Featured Speaker 

Dini Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Urban Pest Management, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech


June 29, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College
1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067


Advance registration is required for this event. To register, go to http://ilpestworkshop.bpt.me
$15 registration fee covers lunch, a light breakfast, and other refreshments.

For questions or additional information, please contact LTrudeau@pesticideaction.org.

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Bed Bugs in Chicago

Bed Bug Workshops for housing managers and others

Find out essential information about how to prevent and control bed bugs in the safest and most effective way possible, plus info on Chicago’s Bed Bug Ordinance. You’ll, also, receive tools to get staff, tenants, and others up to speed on bed bug issues.

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MGG Lawn & Land Forum

The MGG Lawn & Land Forum is a collaboration between MPAC, the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association, and the University of Wisconsin Turfgrass Science Program to document, summarize, and improve the state of Integrated Pest Management and Natural Lawn Care policies and practices locally, regionally, and nationally. All summaries, findings, and resources developed from this forum will remain open source to turf managers, policymakers, and individuals interested in applying IPM policies and programs to their work.

The next MGG webinar session will take place in July of 2017.

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