Report 
  Title  
  INSECT TRAPPING IN MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC HOUSES
  Key Words  
  Prevention, sticky traps, detector traps, early warning
  Author  
  R. E. CHILD, D. B. PINNIGER
  Abstract  
  Pest control treatments in museums, galleries and historic collections have traditionally been reactive, in response to damage or insect pests being found. Where control treatments or prophylactic measures are taken the pesticides, adjuvants and caniers can themselves be damaging to historic materials. As a result of recent legislation and a greater appreciation of the deteriorative propensities of pesticide formulations, insect trapping is becoming a favoured means of early warning and monitoring of insect pest infestations. This paper outlines the choice of trap types and lures effective against museum pests, and gives guide-lines through two case studies on effective monitoring programmes