Treatment options for objects
infested by museum pests

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All about the pest eradication materials database

The Pest Eradication Materials Database (PEMD) is an integrated pest management (IPM) resource designed to assist collections care professionals in conducting Risk Assessments for infested objects or objects requiring preventive treatment against museum pests.

This resource is the result of research carried out by Conservator, Ashley Bowersox, in support of her Master's Dissertation in Preventive Conservation at Northumbria Univeristy, UK.

Select individual materials from the infested object.

  • 01Select individual materials from the infested object, or object in need of preventive pest treatment.
  • 02Receive Treatment Method recommendations.
  • 03Linking to material and treatment specific publications.
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