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Subject: Pest management

Pest management

From: Astrid Wendelstigh <wendelstigh>
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
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Can anyone suggest a way to eliminate various types of insects
including some that shed skins? They populate about 50 original book
plates, each ca 22 x 45cm or 9 x 18 inches that were stored
incorrectly. The individual book plates pretty much cover the colour
spectrum, and the materials used for making these plates for a
cookery book range from dried food items, such as citrus fruits,
flower petals, tortillas, pulses, herbs and spices to various mostly
woven natural fabrics. Many plates involve beads and glittery
materials. Text was ink jet printed on paper or hand written with
felt tips on coarse weave paper. All plates are backed with grey
card, some of which show bore holes and other signs of insect life.
There are no signs of mould or similar, and there is no excessive

We would be grateful for any advice to get rid of these bugs whilst
limiting damage to the plates. Could perhaps anyone also share their
ideas for storing these plates?

Astrid Wendelstigh
2 Norman Court
York YO1 7HU

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