Midwest Pesticide Action Center has developed a number of toolkits, guides, and factsheets to help you reduce your exposure to pesticides. Our information empowers renters, homeowners, managers, parents, and decision-makers to make smart decisions that lead to healthier communities.

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Feature Publications

Activist’s Toolkit: The basics of natural lawn care, health benefits of switching to natural lawn care, and practical tools and example documents to use during a campaign.
The Activists Toolkit

Municipal Pesticide Reduction Toolkit: Information about pesticide reduction as a sustainable cost effective choice for municipal operations.
Municipal Pesticide Reduction Toolkit

Midwest Grows Green: A Guide to Growing an Environmentally-Friendly Lawn & Garden: Reduce your contribution to climate change, help your lawn and garden adapt to a changing environment, and produce beautiful outdoor spaces.
Midwest Grows Green Guide

Human Health and Pesticides: Glyphosate and 2,4-D: This white paper discusses the common active ingredients in lawn pesticides of Glyphosate and 2,4-D and their human health impacts.
Human Health and Pesticides White Paper

Resource Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Schools/Childcares: The materials your school needs to put an IPM program in place, including sample policies, forms and protocol.
Resource Guide for IPM in Schools and Childcares

Battling Bed Bugs in Chicago: View our bed bug policy, which demonstrates the necessity of taking action on this issue.
Battling Bed Bugs in Chicago: Making the Case for a Comprehensive Plan

The following publications are also available for download. Some publications offer downloads in multiple languages. Click or tap a title to start download.

In Your Home


In Your Community