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Subject: Moths


From: Laura Binns <marbles>
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 1999
An infestation of Indian Meal Moths has recently been discovered in
one of the buildings at our historic village.  This building has
been used to house many groups of interns over the past several
years (and their food) so this infestation is not really a surprise.
Normally these moths would not be of "serious" concern to us but
during the winter months this year several of the rooms are being
used for the cleaning of textiles to be placed in our new storage
areas.  I am concerned that since the food has been cleared out of
the building the moths might begin to migrate towards the textiles
as an alternate food source.  I have been unable to locate the
source of the moths but they appear to be centered in the basement
and the first floor of this 4 story building.

It is not possible to move the cleaning areas to another building as
none of them are heated.  There is a permanent resident in the
building.  I feel that this infestation must be eliminated and I
would prefer not to use chemical sprays if at all possible.  Has
anyone else had to deal with an infestation like this?  I would
appreciate any suggestions (chemical or otherwise) on how to
eliminate this problem.

Laura Binns
Canterbury Shaker Village
New Hampshire

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:64
                Distributed: Thursday, February 4, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-64-020
Received on Wednesday, 3 February, 1999

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