Protecting Precious Artefacts from Pests

Protecting Precious Artefacts from Pests

For any museum a proactive pest control policy may not be top of their agenda. But, when a pest outbreak does occur, eradicating it becomes a number 1 priority not least because preserving the integrity of the exhibits is of paramount importance as is protecting members of the public and the staff from the health and safety hazards of unwanted pests.

Ralph Izod, Managing Director of pest prevention and pest management specialists Dyno-Pest has worked with many London tourist attractions and museums over the last 25 years.  Says Ralph, “Every museum needs a pest control policy, based on prevention and monitoring with minimum reliance on chemical treatments. Treatments we administer include heat treatments, cryogenics, new generation insecticide gels, pheromone lures and pesticide free materials in preference to the more traditional insecticidal spray treatments that are often dispersed over a wide area. Rodent bait boxes full of toxic bait can be replaced by non toxic monitoring stations which pick up the earliest signs of an infestation within the museum.”

But what can a museum do to proactively protect their exhibits from the ravages of a pest which has the potential to cause untold damage but chemical treatments are not an option?

“In our experience there are effective preventative alternatives to insecticides,” says Ralph. “For example moths, a huge problem for museums can now be successfully controlled by means of ‘ auto-confusion™’ a modern sustainable and chemical free method of intelligent pest management. The net result of  ‘ auto- confusion™’ is a significant measurable reduction in pest moth populations.  Once achieved this is sustained through a safe, continuous and cost-effective pest management regime. The treatment protects round-the-clock from the risk of damage caused by the five common species of moth.”

Please contact Dyno-Pest for more information or to book a survey.