Identification – Pest Fact Sheet – Book Louse

Pest Fact Sheets – Booklice

The Pest Fact Sheets are an easy to read, single page handout for the most common museum pests as determined by a survey of museum professionals.  Each sheet includes the following:

  • general information
  • identification images
  • signs of infestation
  • food sources
  • life-cycle
  • treatment options
  • bibliographic references on the information collected for that particular sheet.

Unless a specific institution is credited, the resources on these pages have been developed by members of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group’s Identification Aids Committee. The institutional documents such as images and flashcards have been provided by various members of the museum community reviewed and vetted by the IPM-WG. Sheets are currently available for the following pests as Adobe PDFs:

Thumbnail Image View Fact Sheet Common Name Latin Name Additional Info
Psocid or Book Louse PDF Book Lice or Psocids Liposcelis spp.  Check-mark-button-hi

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