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IPM Kits Reorganization

  • Post Date2/24/2017
  • AuthorJohn Holton
  • Reading Time1 minute read

Collections Manager Christa Deacy-Quinn has regularly taught workshops on Integrated Pest Management at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies (Mount Caroll, IL) and Willowbank School of Restoration Arts (Ontario, Canada) since 2010. To improve future workshops, Christa reorganized the large collection of pest traps and exclusion devices she shows to the students.

  • museum staff in conversation
    Christa works with student Maddy Kangas to evaluate and organize examples of pest traps and exclusion devices in preparation for the upcoming workshops. Here they discuss a rat bait station that is disguised as a rock so it can be placed in outdoor landscaping.
  • four tables of teaching materials
    Christa and Maddy spread out four tables of teaching materials for review.
  • pest traps on the table
    These are huggable versions of a bookworm, dust mite, toxic mold, and penicillin.
  • traveling kit of bird exclusionary devices
    As the Collections Section’s official superhero is Batman, the Batcone is an obvious staff favorite. This device prevents bats from reentering a hole in a structure once they leave.
  • huggable versions of a bookworm, dust mite, toxic mold, and penicillin
    This is a traveling kit of bird exclusionary devices. These materials would be placed on and around structures to prevent birds from landing and nesting.
  • insect traps, tools and chemicals to prevents bats from entering
    The large collection of pest traps and deterrent examples swallows the table!