Date(s) - 02/03/2016
9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Dr. Tony Irwin, former Senior Curator of Natural History, Norfolk Museums Service
Supports work towards Accreditation standards: 2.6
This session follows on from Integrated Pest Management 1. There will be further exploration of the range of adult pests and larvae, focusing mainly on identification of examples using binocular microscopes.
By the end of the session, participants will:
- be able to identify the main groups and species of pest insects found in museums, historic houses and archives
- be able to identify the main beetle and moth pests and their larvae
- recognise other pests such as silverfish and booklice
- have more confidence in recording and analysing data as part of an IPM programme
There will be an opportunity to bring traps along to have pests from your museum identified.
Participants should have completed the introductory course Integrated Pest Management: Level 1 before attending this session.
What people are saying about Integrated Pest Management 2:
“Lots of practical experience of looking at pests and non-pests which will really help with my work. It was useful to have my own samples identified.”
“It was very helpful to be able to look at specimens under the microscope to identify them. The variety of books and leaflets was excellent. The trainers are very knowledgeable and approachable.”
(Feedback forms, 2015)
Morning refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch or make your own arrangements.
Please note: Due to the limited number of places available on this course, for the time being we are only able to confirm one place per museum. If you would like to request a second place, please do fill in the booking form and leave a note in the “comments” box, and we will be in touch if additional places are available closer to the date.
Bookings are closed for this event.