Not every institution has the resources to meet all their pest prevention challenges in-house. Cultural Institutions often contract a Pest Management Professional (PMP) to provide or supplement IPM services. The resources here were developed by the MuseumPests Working Group to help institutions develop effective, collaborative relationships with their PMPs.
- Tips for Hiring A Pest Management Professional will prove helpful for museums looking to hire a contractor that will be able to work effectively in a cultural heritage setting.
- Cultural heritage institutions present unique challenges and difficulties for even the most experienced Pest Management Professionals (PMPs). IPM Guide for PMPs in Museums & Galleries provides a general overview of working in a museum environment, and the challenges that cultural heritage institutions present for PMPs.
- MuseumPest ID for PMPs provides a reference guide to pests which are commonly found in cultural heritage settings, but which may not be as frequent in other commercial settings.