Examination and Quarantine


Bringing in an infested object can lead to a pest issue that spreads throughout your collection and/or building.  Care should be taken to inspect and monitor all materials brought into the institution, including circulating or loaned objects, new donations, and non-collection materials.


It’s recommended as best practice to isolate all incoming materials in order to prevent the potential introduction of pests. Space is at a premium at most institutions so designating a quarantine room is sometimes unachievable.  A next best measure would be removing material from its packing material (whether this be art, specimens, office supplies or gift shop merchandise) inspecting it and, if necessary, quarantining or “bagging”.

For more information on treatment of infestations, please see our Solutions page.

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