Is your museum at risk from pests?

Rebecca Atkinson, 15.12.2011
The latest MP looks at how integrated pest management can help protect collections
In the past decade, museums' arsenal against pest infestations has weakened due to EU regulations banning pesticides. This means the focus for many organisations is on prevention rather than cure.

The latest issue of Museum Practice looks at the problems that insect pests and rodents pose for museums, art galleries and heritage sites.

Pest consultant Robert Child identifies some everyday steps that can be taken to monitor and control the problem, from environmental controls to traps.  

Integrated pest management – which puts pest control at the heart of all operations – is also examined along with some of the treatments available to deal with serious pest issues.

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