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Problematic Pests: moth combat

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The Riverside Museum Project has provided the impetus to tackle the problem of the moth infestation. As objects were conserved it was discovered that the moths were taking over. We found them in cars, trams, natural history specimens and even freeze-dried bread!

Good housekeeping is one of the best defences against pests. Once infestations are discovered, objects can be frozen if appropriate or alternatively sprayed with a suitable pesticide to eradicate the moths.

The pest-management programme at Riverside has been going on for four years now and will continue after the Riverside Museum opens in 2011. We monitor with traps to assess the extent of the problem and then carry out treatments when necessary. It’s a slow process, but the good news is that there is an awful lot less of them and we know where they live! We will continue the battle!

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Written by Rebecca Jackson

September 6, 2010 at 10:41 am

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