Integrated Pest Management Workshop

West Dean College

Organiser:West Dean College
Venue:West Dean College
West Dean
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ
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.

Contact:Liz Campbell
West Dean College
West Dean
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ
01243 818219

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