Integrated Pest Management for Cultural Heritage

David Pinniger

UK Price: £35.00 US Price: $80.00

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ISBN: 9781909492226
Binding: Paperback
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Pages: 156
Illustrations: 92 colour

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.

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David Pinniger is an entomologist and international pest management consultant.

This book is certainly worthy of a place on the bookshelf...a 156-page practical, working handbook which comes with a very large number of colour photographs and illustrations. It is an essential guide to the recognition of insect pests....For each pest, there is practical advice on the steps required to prevent and control damage...
Pest Magazine - March 2015

The latest information and research regarding trapping, monitoring and treatment for insects, rodents and birds is clearly presented, including information on changes to legislation. A great boon to the new edition is a full index and a detailed contents page, making it very easy to track down specifics...the range of insects covered has been considerably extended....I heartily recommend this as an addition to the IPM bookshelf. The small outlay to purchase the book will be richly rewarded by the help and support that the book will give.
IconNews - July 2015