Pest Management

museum beetle 2All natural history collections are subject to the ravages of insect attack. Once attacked by insects, a specimen is irrevocably damaged. As part of integrated pest management programmes, the detection and identification of museum insect pests is essential.

A one day course is offered through Biological Sciences at the University of Reading, run by Dr Graham Holloway. The course can be held in your institution or here at the University.

The course consists of a seminar covering the main species that are encountered plus some species that are currently increasing in significance, followed by a practical where participants have the opportunity to identify specimens for themselves.

As part of the service, we are able to provide as many high quality binocular microscopes as might be required plus identification guides and entomological kit.

In addition to the course, we are able to provide a service for the identification of insect pests found on site.

For more information on our pest services, contact Dr Graham Holloway.
Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 6282

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