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Subject: Pest management

Pest management

From: Jan Erik Bergh <jeb>
Date: Monday, October 9, 2000
Betty Conn <betty.conn [at] eudoramail__com> writes

>My department received a call today from a librarian at a local
>Birmingham public school.  Some books in that library are infested
>with insects that have been identified as book lice ...

A booklouse thinks it's a nice environment when the humidity is
high, so the best way of getting rid of them (and mould) is to
create a dry climate. Infested material could be treated by e.g.
freezing or low oxygen (nitrogen). However, the problem will appear
again if the main cause for the infestation, the high humidity,
remains. An opportunity to learn more about IPM and especially
insect management will be the workshop in Stockholm May 8-11, 2001,
see <URL:> and/or the
conference in London in October 2001 "2001: A Pest Odyssey".

Jan-Erik Bergh

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:22
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Received on Monday, 9 October, 2000

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