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Workshop on pest management

From: Mel Houston <mhouston<-at->
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Advanced pest training workshop on pests in museums and historic
Glasgow University
Graham Kerr Building
Zoology Department
Glasgow G12 8QQ
3 September 2013

Leader: David Pinniger

Supported by: Jeanne Robinson

Costs: UKP43.00

Aimed at: Entomologists and conservators with experience and/or an
interest in museum and historic house IPM, and will be particularly
useful for those who are actively involved in insect pest


    New species that are threatening our collections

    Pest ID work--tools, recording and reference collections

    To create a forum for entomologists and those working regularly
    in IPM to meet and discuss how different skills and facilities
    can be better integrated to streamline services such as
    training, ID and control.

The workshop will enable participants to:

    Identify the main groups and species of pest insects which are
    found in museums, historic houses and archives,

    Identify the main beetle pests and their larvae,

    Identify the main moth species and their larvae,

    Recognise other pests and casual invaders,

    Identify new pest species and recognise the potential risk,

    Understand the need for recording and analysing data as part of
    a wider initiative.  (This workshop will introduce an emerging
    recording data base--"What Is Eating Your Collection".)

    Have awareness of some control options available in Scotland.

Delegates should bring difficult pest samples to identify, relevant
experiences or observations.

Please check out the national pest database currently under
development at:


Event supported by: Historic Scotland, University of Glasgow,
Hunterian and College Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and
NatSCA (Natural Sciences Collections Association).

Contact Sophie Younger <sophie<-at->syconservation<.>com> for a booking

Mel Houston
Preventive Conservator
National Trust for Scotland
Hermiston Quay
5 Cultins Road
Edinburgh EH11 4DF
+44 8444932540
+44 7848014563

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