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Pest management guidance and how-to videos

The Pest Partners project was launched in 2020, with funding from Historic England, to support museums and heritage organisations to care for their collections.

We produced these how-to videos, featuring practical guidance and tips from our Conservation Development Officer, Helena Jaeschke to help our Pest Partner organisations get started with pest monitoring, management and treatment of objects their collections.

Setting and monitoring traps

How to set up a blunder trap:

How to set up a moth trap:

How to check a pest trap:

Examining and treating objects

How to examine an object for pests:

How to wrap an object for freezing without a box:

How to wrap an object for freezing with a box: