This workshop will give you guidance on how to deal with insect pest problems likely to be encountered in museums, collections,
archives and historic houses. It will focus upon insects and the damage they cause, together with new information on the
detection, monitoring and trapping of pests. The emphasis is on pest-prevention as the key to successful IPM, but will also
evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of physical and chemical control measures. Practical sessions include; identification
of insects and insect damage and apractical survey exercise.
At the end of the two days you will be able to:
Identify the main insect pests
Understand the life cycles of pests and what they eat
Identify environmental factors which encourage pests
Understand the need for monitoring and the way you can use trapping results
Decide on the correct course of action when pests are found.
Develop and implement an IPM programme for your collections.
The IPM course will take place at the Museum of Ethnology.
We have already many applications for the course and the space is limited because of the microscopes and lecture room, so
if you are interested, please register soon and transfer the course fee.
Museum of Ethnology
Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien
David Pinniger, Consultant Entomologist
Bob Child, IPM Consultant