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Understanding Integrated Preventative Pest Management & Mold

  • September 21, 2011

Mold outbreaks and pest infestations are some of the most devastating biological agents that can affect historical collections. This workshop provides an understanding of how and why outbreaks and infestations occur and gives strategies for prevention.  In the first part of the workshop, participants will learn immediate responses necessary to inactivate a mold outbreak, follow-up procedures to prevent future outbreaks, and the safety and health hazards involved.  The second part of the workshop will focus on identifying common pests that invade cultural collections, strategies for handling infestations, and methods for preventing future occurrences by establishing an integrated preventative pest management plan.

Speaker: Dr. Thomas A. Parker, President and Entomologist, Pest Control Services, Inc.

Location: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (registration begins at 9:15 AM)

Fee: $50

For more information and to register, please click here.

The Philadelphia Stewardship Program Collections Care Training programs are partially subsidized through generous funding from the William Penn Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Sovereign Bank.