Integrated Pest Management

Sample Documents

American Alliance of Museums

AAM provides Tier 3 museum members with sample integrated pest management policies.

Museum Pests

Integrated Pest Management Work Group

MuseumPests is maintained by the Integrated Pest Management Working Group, a group of collection managers, conservators and other professionals interested in integrated pest management in museums. The site offers a free pest management program (to organize pest observation data and present that data in graph and/or report format); a list of resources on topics such as pest identification, professional societies, and pest control companies; fact sheets; and PestList, an email discussion group.

Pest Control Starts with Recognizing the Culprits

Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society has a technical leaflet on pest infestation in historic wooden structures (PDF), with illustrations of common culprits, tips for prevention, and advice on treatment methods.

Integrated Pest Management

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) has a technical leaflet on integrated pest management. It outlines non-chemical strategies for preventing and managing pest infestation, such as housekeeping, processing incoming collections, and monitoring activity. It includes a lengthy bibliography and lists sources for supplies and services.

Integrated Pest Management Check List

Smithsonian Center for Materials Research & Education

The Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education has an integrated pest management checklist (PDF) to help a museum compile accurate information about the institution and implement a program to meet its needs and priorities. It includes a sample floor plan, monitoring chart, pest identification information, and links to dozens of other sites.

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