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Procedeedings of 2001: A Pest Odyssey , a joint conference of English Heritage, the Science Museum and the National Preservation Office (1-3 October 2001).Pests are a major cause of deterioration of collections world-wide. Beetles, moths and termites damage a wide range of materials in objects and buildings. The reactive approach of the past is no longer...
Procedeedings of 2001: A Pest Odyssey , a joint conference of English Heritage, the Science Museum and the National Preservation Office (1-3 October 2001).Pests are a major cause of deterioration of collections world-wide. Beetles, moths and termites damage a wide range of materials in objects and buildings. The reactive approach of the past is no longer acceptable and many of the treatments formerly used are now illegal or undesirable. Damage to collections and buildings can be avoided by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This includes an understanding of the environment to make it less amenable to pests, monitoring and trapping to identify the pests and their whereabouts, and targeted control strategies using acceptable methods. Integrated Pest Management for Collections puts on record the key IPM principles presented at the landmark international conference 2001: A Pest Odyssey. Practical, theoretical and management aspects of IPM are covered, as well as case studies demonstrating successful techniques and the benefits of IPM. This book is therefore an essential reference for conservators, archivists, conservation consultants, curators and collections managers across the many different conservation disciplines - and a valuable guide in defining and applying a successful and cost-effective preventative conservation strategy, based on the most current thinking in integrated pest management. Contents o Museums, Libraries and Archives. The pests: Their Presence and the Future o Insect Pests in Historic Buildings: Misunderstood, Misdiagnosed and Mistreated o New Pests for Old: The Changing Status of Museum Insect Pests in the UK o Understanding and Controlling Anobiid Beetles with Special Reference to the Deathwatch Beetle Xestobium Rufovillosum o The Development of an Integrated Pest Management Policy for the National Museums of Scotland o Marauding Geckos - A Look at Subtropical Pest Management o No Uninvited Guests: Successful Pest Management in Historic Houses o Training for Museum Staff is a Prerequisite for Successful Insect Pest Management o Trapping Used in a Large Store to Target Cleaning and Treatment o Grey Biscuits, Flying Carpets and Cigarettes: An Integrated Pest Management Programme in the Herbarium at Kew o A Topical Solution to Tropical Museum Pest Control o Insect Control: A Total Approach for Small and Remote Museums in the Tropics o Practical Methods of Low Oxygen Atmosphere and Carbon Dioxide Treatments for Eradication of Pests in Japan o Nitrogen Treatment: An Insect Case Study o Carbon Dioxide Fumigation: Practical Case Study of a Long-Running Successful Pest Management Programme o Application of Carbon Dioxide for Pest Control of Buildings and Large Objects o Feral Pigeons: A Forgotten Pest? o Principals of Heat Disinfestation o Battle of the Beasts: Treatment of a Pest Infestation of the Mounted Mammal Collection at Liverpool Museum o Collection in Peril: Insect Pest Eradication in Ethnology Storage at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada
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