Integrated Pest Management For Cultural Heritage


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Integrated Pest Management For Cultural Heritage

Pest management book for the protection of museum and historical collections. Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage is a practical, colour- illustrated, working handbook for the curator, conservator and all persons concerned with the management of collections. It is an essential guide to the recognition of insect, rodent and bird pests with advice on the practical steps required to prevent and control damage to collections.

The latest information on the trapping and detection of pests is presented together with guidelines for pest recording. The author explains the advantages and disadvantages of physical and chemical control measures, including concerns about the use of pesticides and their effects on staff and the environment. In addition, he demonstrates that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is not only a safer option, but also a more cost-effective solution to the complex problems of pest control.

This book offers comprehensive guidance for the necessary action and treatment of any pest problem likely to be encountered in museums, galleries, libraries, archives and historic houses.

The author, David Pinniger, is an entomologist and international pest management consultant.

Chapter 1 Introduction to Integrated Pest management in Cultural Heritage What is Integrated Pest management? Why have Integrated Pest management in a Museum? Developing a strategy, Implementing Integrated Pest management

Chapter 2 Insect pests Why are insects pests? What are insects? What are the Pests? Pests which attack wool, fur, feathers and textiles Pests which attack herbarium collections and dried food, General detritus feeders, mould feeders and scavengers Woodborers, Termites, Mites

Chapter 3 Insect detection and monitoring Where do insects come from? How do you find insects? Insect traps, Pheromones Wooden objects, X-rays, ultrasonics and incubation

Chapter 4 Prevention of insect infestation Exclusion, Environment, Temperature, Humidity, Hygiene, Storage, Quarantine

Chapter 5 Control of insects Insects control in buildings, Non-chemical methods, Chemical methods, Control of insects in objects, Physical Control, Atmospheric gases, Radiation, Residual insecticides, Fumigation, Damage to objects by chemical treatments, Safety and pesticide use

Chapter 6 Rodents and Birds Rodents, Rodents as pests, Surveying for rodents, Preventing rodent infestation, Rodent control, Rodent control strategy, Other vertebrate pests, Bats, Squirrels, Birds, Management of birds, Repellents and deterrents

Chapter 7 Implementing IPM Developing an IPM Strategy, The future