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Preventing pests by IPM with David Pinniger

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About this course

Led by David Pinniger, Independent Consultant Entomologist, this one-day workshop provides an introduction to preventing pests through use of integrated pest management.

Course Description

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

For further information, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or

The course is held at the British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom and the second largest library in the world. British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB.


Timetable for one day courses.

Students should arrive by 9.30am for registration.

Classes are from 9.30 - 4.30pm.

Lunch can be purchased from the nearby British Library Terrace Restaurant.


David Pinniger

David Pinniger 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.

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