Integrated Pest Management Workshop
|Organiser:||West Dean College|
|Venue:||West Dean College|
|Date(s):||04.06.2018 - 07.06.2018|
|Event cost:||Fully-inclusive residential course fee from £624|
This workshop will give guidance on how to deal with insect pest problems in museums, collections, archives and historic houses.
The course will focus upon insects and the damage they cause, together with new information on the detection, monitoring and trapping of pests. The emphasis is on pest-prevention as the key to successful IPM, but will also evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of physical and chemical control measures.
Practical sessions include:
• Identification of insect damage and insect pests.
• Carrying out a survey for pests to examine factors which encourage pests.
• Evaluating issues relating to treatment of objects using freezing, heating and anoxia.
You will be able to:
• Identify the main insect pests
• Understand the life cycles of pests and what they eat
• Identify environmental factors which encourage pests
• Understand the need for monitoring and the way trap results are used
• Know the correct course of action to take when pests are found.
• Understand why mould occurs and the strategies that can be used to avoid and manage it.
• Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of control options.
• Develop and implement an IPM programme for your collections.