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SITE ASSESSMENTS



SPCP offers site assessments and individualized assistance for childcare centers, public housing residents and management, schools and other educational facilities interested in beginning or fine tuning an existing Integrated Pest Management Program. Our staff will join you on a walk-through your facility and will highlight structural issues and sanitation conditions that contribute to pest problems. Participants receive a report documenting the results, along with suggestions for addressing problems identified during the walk-through.

WORKSHOPS



SPCP will conduct workshops for management personnel, teachers, child care providers, tenants or homeowners. Workshops will include components of an IPM program, repair and sanitation methods and a question & answer session. Attendees will receive an IPM toolkit containing caulk, a caulk gun, steel wool, clothespins, an instruction sheet, and fact sheets to be used to control pests at home.

ONGOING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE



SPCP will assist you on technical IPM questions, including making sure that your pest control operator and waste hauler are properly informed of their important role in the IPM program. SPCP will do regular follow-up assessments and recommend any further activities needed to promote a successful program.

SPEAKER'S BUREAU



We have experts that can visit your School, Environmental Group, Garden Club, or Homeowner's Association to discuss the effects of reducing the health risks and environmental impacts of pesticide use. Topics may include: Asthma and Children, Beginning an IPM Program in your School or Childcare Facility, Lawns we Can Live With: Alternatives to Pesticides in Your Garden, Reducing Pesticide Use in Your Home. Nominal fees apply, scholarships may be available.

TABLING



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IPM: A Primer

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How Do I Know I'm Receiving IPM?

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Evaluate Your Pest Management Program with an IPM Eye

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Bed Bugs

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IPM for Ants

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IPM for Roaches

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IPM for Mice

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IPM for Rodents

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Where to Buy Natural Lawn Care Products

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Rockford-Area Beating Back Bed Bugs Workshop

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Pest Control Companies in the Chicago Area That Can Provide Integrated Pest Management Services

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Rockford Registration Form

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School & Childcare IPM Law

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Illinois' New Lawn Care Notification Law - Schools & Childcares

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Pesticides in Schools & Childcares: What Are the Health Risks?

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Pesticides in Schools & Childcares: What Are the Health Risks? (Spanish)

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Bed Bugs in Schools and Childcares

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The Truth About Head Lice

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Reducing Pesticides in Schools: A Parent's Guide

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Setting Up Your IPM Program

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Setting Up Your IPM Program (Spanish)

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Sample School IPM Policy

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Guidelines for IPM in School Pest Management Contracts

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IPM Inspection Checklist for Schools

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Create an IPM Plan

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The ABC's of IPM Implementation

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How to Hire an IPM Contractor

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Cost of IPM in Schools

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How to hire an IPM contractor (Spanish)

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Notification Guidelines - Parents' Right-to-Know

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Notification Guidelines - Parents' Right-to-Know (Spanish)

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Asthma, Pests & Pesticides

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Asthma, Pests & Pesticides (Spanish)

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School IPM Video Order Form

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Kids' Guide to Pesticides

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B.I.T.E. Back! newsletter package, Vol. 1-8

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IPM in Schools and Childcares Manual

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IPM Picture Tour: See IPM in Action

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Using IPM in Childcares: An Overview

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IPM in Childcare Law

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Sample IPM Policy for Childcares

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Contract Specs for IPM in School/Childcare

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Spanish: Set Up Your IPM Program in 8 Steps

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B.I.T.E. Back! newsletter Vol. 11 * Spring 2013

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Poster: BITE BACK! You Can Control Bed Bugs B&W (English)

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Poster: BITE BACK! You Can Control Bed Bugs (English)

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Poster: BITE BACK! You Can Control Bed Bugs (Polish)

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Poster: BITE BACK! You Can Control Bed Bugs (Spanish)

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Poster: BITE BACK! You Can Control Bed Bugs (Chinese)

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B.I.T.E. Back! newsletter Volume 10 *Summer 2012

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B.I.T.E. Back! newsletter Vol. 9 * Spring 2012

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Chicago Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities

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Chicago Tenants Rights and Responsibilities (Spanish)

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Ten Steps to Pest Control

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Ten Steps to Pest Control (Spanish)

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Bed Bugs (Spanish)

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Bed Bugs (Chinese)

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Bed Bugs (French)

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Bed Bugs (Polish)

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Bed Bug Checklist for Tenants

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Bed Bug Checklist for Tenants (Spanish)

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Bed Bug Checklist for Landlords

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Bed Bug Checklist for Landlords (Spanish)

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How to Hire a Pest Control Operator for Bed Bugs

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Bed Bug Checklist for Tenants (Chinese)

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Bed Bug Checklist for Tenants (French)

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Bed Bug Checklist for Tenants (Polish)

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Chicago Tenants Rights and Responsibilities (Chinese)

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Chicago Tenants Rights and Responsibilities (French)

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Chicago Tenants Rights and Responsibilities (Polish)

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Reasonable Accommodations for Renters with Pest Problems

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Bed Bugs in Chicago, December 2013

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Bed Bug Ordinance Information Session 49th Ward

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Chicago Rents Right Expo 2013

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Save the Date! Rockford Bed Bug Workshop

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Rockford-Area Beating Back Bed Bugs Workshop

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50th Ward Ordinance Info Session

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Activist's Toolkit

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Natural Lawn Care for Homeowners

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Natural Lawn Care Calendar

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Laws to Protect You From Outdoor Pesticides

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Pets and Pesticides

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Midwest Natural Lawn Care Companies

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Products for Your Natural Lawn

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Natural Lawn Care for Homeowners (Spanish)

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Read Your Weeds-A Simple Guide to Creating a Healthy Lawn

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A Natural Park is a Healthy Park

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IPM in the Garden

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IPM in the Garden (Spanish)

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Pesticide Free Zone Yard Sign

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Talking to Your Neighbors About Pesticides

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A Tale of Two Families

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Mosquito Misters: What You Need to Know

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West Nile Virus and Your Community

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Yard Sign Order Form

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Natural Lawncare Listing Pledge

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Soil Testing for Homeowners

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Compost Tea Brewing Manufacturers & Distributors

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Creating a Bee Friendly Garden

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Municipal Pesticide Reduction Tool Kit

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Chicago Grows Green - A Guide to Growing a Climate-Friendly Lawn & Garden



This guide provides you with the information you will need to grow in a way that reduces your contribution to climate change, helps your lawn and grden adapt to an already changing environmental, and produces beautiful outdoor spaces. 

 





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Illinois Bed Bug Task Force Publishes Report



After a year of meetings, the Illinois Bed Bug Task Force has released its final report. SPCP's Executive Director, Rachel Rosenberg, has served on the task force, which was tasked with delivering a report by the end of this year with recommendations on the prevention, management, and control of bed bug infestations. This report has been completed, will be provided to Illinois legislators, and is now available on our website.





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SPCP Releases Bed Bug Policy Paper



This year Safer Pest Control Project completed a bed bug policy battling_bed_bugs_in_chicago_final_124paper, “Battling Bed Bugs in Chicago: Making the Case for a Comprehensive Plan.” This paper has been delivered to the Mayor’s Office and other key Alderman to demonstrate the necessity of taking action on this issue. We have met with the Mayor’s Office and multiple Aldermen and we will continue to engage the City and assist as they develop appropriate policies and programs to battle this formidable foe.

The paper is now available to the public.

IPM Training a Success in Childcare Centers



Two Articles Analyze and Discuss SPCP's Work




Pesticide News No. 91Safer Pest Control Project and its work with childcare facilities in promoting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Illinois was the subject of two recent articles: Impact of Integrated Pest Management in Illinois (Pesticides News 91 Mar. 2011)and Promoting IPM in Illinois Childcare Centers (Mir, Finkelstein & Tulipano, NeuroToxicololgy 31, 2010 pp. 621-626). The articles focus on analyzing the impact of SPCP's Partnership for Childcare IPM program on the perception and implementation of IPM as a result of training. The childcare program reached out to licensed childcare centers in Illinois to provide training to facility management and staff on how to put in place an IPM program and why it is necessary. A post-training survey was then conducted and is analyzed in these articles showing the success of IPM training for childcare centers in trained versus untrained respondents. The results of the analysis give hope to the future of IPM training to make a real impact on reducing childhood pesticide exposures.

School IPM Video Available!



“Integrated Pest Management in Schools: A Better Method”




This 12-minute video helps schools, parents and pest control operators understand and promote School IPM. Filmed at a Chicago-area school that has practiced IPM since 1994, the video addresses concerns about pesticide use, the basic components of an IPM program and the advantages of adopting IPM. A great resource for school board meetings, PTA meetings and staff trainings! For more information, download the brochure and order form (at right) or call SPCP at 773-878-7378 ext 204





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Pest Invasion 2



Drawn by local artists, The Pest Invasion II is just one of three SPCP comic books that teach least hazardous pest control in a variety of settings. The Pest Invasion II chronicles one family's successful battle against roaches and rodents in an inner city neighborhood. The Pest Invasion II is also available in Spanish.

To order The Pest Invasion, The Pest Invasion II, and La Invasion de los Insectos II for $1.00 each, call The Safer Pest Control Project at 773-878-7378 or Contact Us.





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Useful Tips and Videos About Organic Lawn Care - SafeLawns.org



http://www.safelawns.org

Beyond Pesticides



http://www.beyondpesticides.org

School IPM Links by State



http://psep.cce.cornell.edu/school_links/default.aspx

IPM in Schools Law (Public Act 95-0058)



http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=095-.... [shortened]

Childcare IPM Law (Public Act 93-0381)



http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/93/093-0381.htm

University of Florida School IPM page



http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/index.html

Parents Right-to-Know for Outdoor Use of Pesticides Law (Public Act 91-0099)



http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/pubact91/acts/91-0099.html

EPA's School IPM website



http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm

Illinois Structural Pest Control Act



http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1339&ChapAct.... [shortened]

Illinois Department of Public Health



http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/ipm/index.htm

University of Illinois Extension



http://www.ipm.uiuc.edu/

Illinois Department of Agriculture



http://www.agr.state.il.us/

Pennsylvania School IPM Page



http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/schoolipm.html

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides



http://www.pesticide.org/

University of Illinois Extension-Lawn Care



http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/lawntalk/lawntalk26.html

Washington Toxics Coalition



http://www.watoxics.org/

Environmental Health Perspectives



http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/

California Safe Schools



http://www.calisafe.org/

Ontario College of Physicians



http://www.ocfp.on.ca/

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable -IPM for Schools



http://www.glrppr.org/hubs/toc.cfm?hub=507&subsec=7&nav=7

Toronto, Canada's Pesticide Reduction Program



http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/health/pesticides/index.htm

Natural Pest Control - Chicago Wilderness magazine



http://chicagowildernessmag.org/issues/spring2005/natpestcontrol.html

U.S. GSA - IPM Program



http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentType=GSA_O.... [shortened]

IPM Institute of North America



http://www.ipminstitute.org/school.htm

Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association



http://www.melaweb.org

Rain Gardens and Native Landscaping - The Conservation Foundation



http://www.theconservationfoundation.org/

IPM for Turfgrass in Schools



http://www.birc.org/ipmturf.htm

Protect Your Home Against Mosquitoes--Illinois Department of Public Health



http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/wnv_house/wnv_house.htm

EPA: Controlling Bed Bugs



http://epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/bedbugs.html





 
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