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Preventing pests by IPM with David Pinniger

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Led by David Pinniger, Independent Consultant Entomologist, this one-day workshop provides an introduction to preventing pests through use of integrated pest management. The course is aimed at anyone with any involvement with, or responsibility for care of libraries, archives and collections. Technical handouts will be given to support the course. Course objectives: 1. To introduce the main insect pests which attack collections What they need to live How to identify them The damage they cause Ways to prevent them becoming established 2. Understanding pest environments 3. Selecting the most appropriate treatments to control pests 4. Making plans to establish an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme


David Pinniger

David Pinniger - British Library, Course Leader

David is an entomologist who provides specialist consultancy and training on pests in museums, archives and historic houses. He is the pest management strategy adviser for English Heritage and many of the major museums and historic houses in the UK. He has run IPM training courses and workshops at venues across the UK and in many other countries. David was awarded the 2008 Plowden medal for his contribution to preventive conservation and also received an MBE in the Queen's 2008 Birthday honours list.

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