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Subject: Silverfish


From: Helena Jaeschke <helena.jaeschke<-a>
Date: Monday, March 7, 2005
Sandra Smith <sandra_smith [at] nthp__org> writes

>One of our historic sites is suffering from an infestation of
>silverfish in an attic collections storage area. ...

Have you considered using fine silica powders which act as a
desiccant to the pest, by damaging its outer waxy coating?  5lbs of
dust (eg Drione) will treat approximately 4,000 sq ft apparently and
costs in the region of $125. Other alternatives to using chemicals
are traps and bait treated with boron compounds.

Hope this helps,

Helena Jaeschke
Conservation Development Officer
+44 1392 665951
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Queen Street
Exeter EX4 3RX

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:42
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Received on Monday, 7 March, 2005

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