Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses

Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses


By (author) D.B. Pinniger, By (author) Adrian Meyer, Illustrated by Annette Townsend

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  • Publisher: Archetype Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 118 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 8mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 3 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1873132867
  • ISBN 13: 9781873132869
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 43ill.
  • Sales rank: 1,001,300

Product description

This new book is a working guide to help people recognise insect, rodent and bird pests and take practical steps to prevent and control damage to collections. It covers the many recent developments in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the heritage sector. The book includes new information on trapping and detection of pests and the advantages and disadvantages of physical and chemical control measures. The illustrations have been produced especially for this book and are some of the clearest pictures of museum insects yet published. The chapter on rodent and bird pests completes the comprehensive coverage of any pest problem likely to be encountered. The concerns over the use of pesticides on objects, staff and the environment and the options available are rationally discussed. Applying the principles of IPM, as described in this book, to museums, archives and historic houses is not only safer, but also more cost-effective.

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