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  • Clean and Constrain: a pest management protocol and an overview of some collections management considerations for microscope slide collections
    Flanagan, L., White, A., Viscardi, P.
    Journal of Natural Science Collections, Volume 6, pages 79 - 86

    Integrated Pest Management is an essential tool in safeguarding museum collections, even for objects normally considered inedible, since pests may be present in and on furniture housing the collection. Here we describe an unexpected infestation in microscope slide cabinets and we outline a protocol for controlling pests in collections that cannot be frozen, while touching on additional issues relating to the use and management of microscope slide collections.

    Keywords: IPM, integrated pest management, collections moves, microscope slides, protocols, freezing, storage furniture, pesticide