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Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses

David Pinniger

Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses is a practical working handbook for the conservator and all persons concerned with the care and management of collections. An essential guide to the recognition of inset, rodent and bird pests with advice on the practical steps required to present and control damage to collections, it incorporates many recent developments in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the heritage sector.

Presenting invaluable new information on the trapping and detection of pests and clear explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of physical and chemical control measures, David Pinniger also deals with concerns about the use of pesticides and their effects on staff and the environment. In addition, he demonstrates that implementing IPM is not only the safer option but also a more cost-effective solution to the complex problems of pest control.

With its specially commissioned illustrations providing some of the clearest pictures of museum insects yet published, this book offers comprehensive guidance for the treatment of any pest problem likely to be encountered in museums, archives and historic houses.

Reprinted 2004, 2008

ISBN 1873132867
Binding Paperback
Dimensions 156 x 234mm
Pages 128
Illustrations 43 line
Published August 2001
Price £25.00