ERIC Number: ED307891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Study on Integrated Pest Management for Libraries and Archives.
Parker, Thomas A.
This study addresses the problems caused by the major insect and rodent pests and molds and mildews in libraries and archives; the damage they do to collections; and techniques for their prevention and control. Guidelines are also provided for the development and initiation of an Integrated Pest Management program for facilities housing library and archival materials. Topics discussed include the following: (1) perspectives on pest management in libraries and archives; (2) hazards of these pests; (3) health concerns arising from pesticide use in buildings; (4) management responsibility for an effective, safe program; (5) the habits and life histories of the major pests (i.e., silverfish, firebrats, "bookworms," cockroaches, psocids or booklice, carpet beetles, clothes moths, termites, mice, rats, molds and mildew); (6) recognition of damage caused by each of these pests; (7) management and control of the pests; (8) the application of integrated pest management to library and archive situations; and (9) surveillance of the program. Final observations on costs and benefits conclude the report, and the 30 illustrations included in the narrative are listed. (27 references) (CGD)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.