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Museums

Museums 2017-01-29T14:24:28+00:00

Biological specimens and materials made of natural fibers are particularly susceptible to pest infestation from beetles and moths. Often times, a problem can go undetected until the presence of carpet, cigarette and drugstore beetles is indicated by specimen damage, fecal pellets and shed larval skins. Landmark’s 24-hour monitoring is designed to catch emerging issues before they become a problem.

Landmark’s Integrated Pest Management program ensures a clean, pest-free environment.  Strategies employed in museum settings may include freezing materials for 7 days that enter or leave collections storage, pheromone and glue traps to monitor and locate infestations, and the use of repellents, insect growth regulators, and products with residual action. Detailed reporting helps you streamline processes and make maintenance improvements.

Many modern museums house more than just collections. Your offices, break rooms, kitchens, cafeterias, labs, and vending areas may attract ants, cockroaches and rodents that require additional monitoring and control. Landmark’s Integrated Pest Management program reduces reliance on pesticides by delivering research-based green technologies and targeted methods that remove what pests need to survive; access to food, water, warmth, and harborage.

We first employ pesticide-free methods such as insect traps, light traps, air curtains, structural exclusion, and habitat modification. Preferred green methods include natural products such as silica, dust formulations applied to inaccessible wall voids, and targeted bait gels applied to cracks-and-crevices. Pesticides are used only as a last resort to ensure perfect control.