The following list of IPM related references has been compiled based on recommendations from members of the IPM Working Group.  Bibliographies on specific topics are available on other sections of this site but all references listed here.  Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement, nor does the omission indicate censure. This information will be updated as additional references are identified.  To have a reference added to this list please send information to the webmaster.

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Arney, J. S., A. J. Jacobs, and R. Newman. “Influence of Oxygen on the Fading of Organic Colourants.” Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 18 (1979): 108-17.

Arnold, William J. “Fumigation for Insect Control: Sensitive Structures, Museums and Art and Vauluables Repositories.” WAAC Newsletter 7, no. 1 (1985): 6-7.

Bailey, S.W., and H.J. Banks. A Review of Recent Studies of the Effects of Controlled Atmospheres on Stored Product Pests, Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Grains. Amsterdam, Holland: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., 1980.

Baker, J. The Effect of Freezing on Ethnographic Materials: A Study Using SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) . Chicago, USA: Department of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History.

Baker, M. T., H. D. Burgess, N. E. Binnie, M. R. Derrick, and J. R. Druzik. “Investigation of the Fumigant Vikane.” in ICOM 9th Triennial Meeting.

Baskin, B. “Solar Bagging: Putting Sunlight to Work to Eliminate Insect Infestations in Mere Hours.” WAAC Newsletter 23, no. 2 (2001): 20-21.

Bell, WJ. “Cockroaches in the Museum Environment.” A Guide to Museum Pest Control. eds L. A. Zycherman, and JR SchrockWashington DC: Foundation of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artisic Works// The Association of Systematic Collections, 1988.

Bennett, G., J. Owens, and R. Corrigan. Truman”s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations. 6th ed. Cleveland, Ohio: Advanstar Communications Inc., 2003.

Bergh, J. E., and M. Akerlund. “Anoxic Treatment of Insect Collections and Impact of Drawer Designs.” Collection Forum 22, no. 1-2 (2007): 10-22.

Bergh, J. E., Karl-Martin Jensen, M. Akerlund, L. Hansen Stengard, and Martin Andren. “A Contribution to Standards for Freezing As a Pest Control Method for Museums.” Collection Forum 21, no. 1-2 (2006): 117-25.

Bergh, J. E., L. Stengĺrd Hansen, K.-M. Vagn Jensen, and P. Vaeggemose Nielsen. “The Effect of Anoxic Treatment on the Larvae of Six Species of Dermestids (Coleoptera).” Journal of Applied Entomology 127, no. 6 (2003): 317-21.

Blyth, Valerie. “Carpet Beetle the Detection, Monitoring of a Complex Site.” in International Conference of Bio Deterioration of Cultural Property.

———. “Conservation of a Unicorn Tapestry.” Victoria and Albert Conservation Journal 2.

———. “The Indian Vase Carpet Fragment, Decisions and Discussions Prior to Conservation.” Victoria and Albert Conservation Journal 31 (1999).

———. “Insect Trapping; The Key to Pest Management.” in Pest Prints Nordic Symposium, eds David Pinninger, and Helen Kingsley.

———. “Pest Management at the Victoria and Albert Museum.” in Post Prints, UKIC Furniture Section, Pest Control in Organic Materials1996.

———. “Providing Support for the Display of Bullerswood Carpet.” Big Issues (2005).

———. “Three Methods of Washing Large Tapestry Hangings.” The Conservator NO5 (1991).

———. “Training for Museum Staff Is a Prerequisite Fir Successful Insect Pest Management.” in Proceedings of 2001 A Pest Odyssey: Integrated Pest Management for Collections, 2001.

Blyth, Valerie, and L Hillyer. “Beating Unwanted Guests.” Victoria and Albert Conservation Journal 10 (1994).

Blyth, Valerie, and Lynda Hillyer. “Carpet Beetle: A Pilot Study in Detection and Control.” The Conservator 16 (1992).

Blyth, Valerie, and Sandra Smith. “Prevention Is Better Than the Cure.” Victoria and Albert Conservation Journal 50 (2005).

Burke, J. “Anoxic Microenvironments: a Simple Guide.”1, no. 1 (1996): 1-4.

Burke, J. “Vapour Barrier Films.” WAAC Newsletter 14, no. 2 (1992): 13-17.

Burke, John. Materials and Equipment for Anoxic Fumigation.

Burkholder, WE, and JK. Phillips. “Trapping Techniques for Dermestid and Anobiid Beetles.” in A Guide To Museum Pest Control. eds L. A. Zycherman, and JR Schrock Washington DC: Foundation of the American institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic works
the Association of Systematic Collections, 1998.

Busvine, JR. Insects and Hygene. The Biology and Control of Insect Pests of Medical and Domestic Importance. 3rd ed. London: Chapman and Hall, 1980.

Carrlee, Ellen. “Does Low Temperature Pest Management Cause Damage? Literature Review and Observational Study of Ethnographic Artifacts.” Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 42 (2003): 141-66.

Chamberlain, William R. “A New Approach to Treating Fungus in Small Libraries.” Abby Newsletter 15, no. 7 (1991): 109.
Notes: A practical article describing the response to a mould outbreak and the preventative measures that were subsequently undertaken at the Virginia State Library (USA).

Clarke, T. Pest Control Preventive Measures in Storage Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 1993.

Conservation Online. “Pest Management – General References.” Web page, Available at

Cornell University Insect Diagnostic Laboratory. “Cigarette and Drugstore Beetles.” Web page, December 2008 [accessed 19 February 2009]. Available at

Corrigan, R. M. Rodent Control, A Practical Guide for Pest Management Professionals. Cleveland, Ohio: GIE Media Inc., 2001.

Cushing, Paula E., Vivian Pliler, and C. S. Ware . “Potential Effect of Residual Anti-Parasitic Compound in Muscle Tissue on a Museum Dermestid Colony.” Collection Forum 22, no. 1-2 (2007): 45-52.

Daniel, V, G Hanlon, and S Maekawa. “Eradication of Insect Pests in Museums Using Nitrogen.” WAAC Newsletter 15, no. 3 (1993): 15-19.

Daniel, V, G Hanlon, and S Maekawa. “Non-Toxic Fumigation of Large Objects.”21st Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Conservation1993.

Daniel, V, G Hanlon, S Maekawa, and F Preusser. “Nitrogen Fumigation: a Viable Alternative .”International Council of Museums, 14th Triennial Meeting.

Daniel, V, and Lambert FL. “Ageless Oxygen Scavanger: Practical Applications.” WAAC Newsletter 15, no. 2 (1993): 12-14.

Dawson, J. “The Effects of Insecticides on Museum Artefacts and Materials.” A Guide To Museum Pest Control. eds L. A. Zycherman, and JR SchrockWashington DC: Association of Systematic Collections, 1988.

Do It Yourself Pest Control. “Cigarette Beetle and Drugstore Beetles.” Web page, [accessed 19 February 2009]. Available at

Doyle, Adrian M., David Pinninger, and Suzanne Ryder. “Risk Zones for IPM: From Concept to Implementation.” Collection Forum 22, no. 1-2 (2007): 23-31.

Ebeling, Walter. Urban Entomology. Riverside: University of California Press, 1978.

European Commission on Preservation and Access . “Virtual Exhibition of the Ravages of Dust, Water, Moulds, Fungi, Bookworms and Other Pests.” Web page, Available at

Florian, M. L. “Ethylene Oxide Fumigation: A Literature Review of the Problems and Interactions With Materials and Substances in Artefacts.” A Guide To Museum Pest Control. eds L. A. Zycherman, and JR SchrockWashington DC: Association of Systematic Collections, 1988.

Florian, Mary-Lou. Heritage Eaters: Insects and Fungi in Heritage CollectionsJames & James Publishers, 1997.

Florian, ML. “The Effect on Artefact Materials of the Fumigant Ethylene Oxide and Freezing Used in Insect Control.”ICOM Committee for Conservation, 8th Triennial Meeting.

———. Freezing and Drying of Books, Papers and Photographic Materials. CCAHA Technical Series. Philadelphia, PA: Conservation Center For Art and Historic Artifacts, 2019.

———. “The Freezing Process-Effect on Insects and Artefact Materials.” Leather Conservation News 3, no. 1 (1986).

Gagelmann, M. First Results of a Pilot Decontamination in a PCP Polluted Building by Means of a Humidity Controlled Thermal Process.

Gilberg, M. “Inert Atmosphere Fumigation of Museum Objects.” Studies in Conservation 34 (1989).

Gilberg, Mark. “The Effects of Low Oxygen Atmospheres on Museum Pests.” Studies in Conservation 36 (1991): 93-98.

Gorham, J. R. Insect and Mite Pests in Food, An Illustrated Key, Vol. Volumes 1 & 2. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Agriculture, 1987.

Hadlington, PW. A Guide to Pest Control in Australia. Sydney, Australia: NSW University Press, 1976.

Hanlon, G, V Daniel, N Ravenel, and S Maekawa. “Dynamic System for Nitrogen Anoxia of Large Museum Objects: A Pest Eradication Case Study.”Second International Conference on Biodeterioration of Cultural Property.

Hedges, Stoy. Field Guide for the Management of Structure Infesting Flies. Cleveland: G.I.E. Inc., 1998.

Hedges, Stoy, and Mark Lacey. Field Guide for the Management of Structure Infesting Beetles, Vol. 2. Cleveland: Franzak and Foster Co..

Hillyer, L, and V Blyth. “Carpet Beetles A Pilot Study in Detection and Control.” The Conservator 16 (1992): 65-77.

Iowa State university, Department of Entomology. “Iowa Insect Information Notes, Cigarette Beetle and Drugstore Beetle.” Web page, July 2005 [accessed 19 February 2009]. Available at

Jessup, Wendy. Integrated Pest Management: A Selected Bibliography for Collections Care. Arlington, VA: 1997.

Kesse, Erich. Identification of Infested Paper, Book and Textile Formats.

———. Know the Signs of Insect Infestation.

———. Letter About Fumigation.

Kigawa, R., H. Nochide, Y. Miyazawa, S. Miura, and Thomas J. K. Strang. “Carbon Dioxide Adsorption by Various Kinds of Materials in the Eradication of Museum Pest Insects. ” Science for Conservation 42, no. 79-86.

Kingsley, Helen, David Pinninger, Amber Xavier-Rowe, and Peter Winsor. Integrated Pest Management for Collections, Proceedings of 2001: A Pest OdysseyEnglish Heritage.

Koestler, R. “Practical Application of Nitrogen and Argon Fumigation Procedures for Insect Control in Museum Objects.” inInternational Conference of Bio Deterioration of Cultural Property, 96-981992.

Koestler, R., T. Crtomir, and F. Pohleven. “A New Approach on the Conservation of Wooden Heritage.”International Research Group on Wood Preservation, 35th Annual MeetingStockholm, Sweden : International Researc Group Secretariat, 2004.

Linnie, Martyn J. “Intergrated Pest Management: A Proposed Strategy for Natural History Museums.” Museum Management and Curatorship 15 , no. 2 (1996): 133-43.

Maekawa, Shin, and Kerstin Elert. The Use of Oxygen-Free Environments in the Control of Museum Insect Pests. Studies in Coervation. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2003.

Mallis, Arnold. Handbook of Pest Control Mallis Handbook and Technical Training Company, 1997.

———. Handbook of Pest Control : the Behavior, Life History, and Control of Household Pests by Arnold Mallis. 9 ed. Cleveland, OH: GIE Media Inc., 2004.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Submitted by Laura Smyk

———. Managing a Mold Infestation: Guidelines For Disaster Response. CCAHA Technical Series. Philadelphia, PA: Conservation Center For Art and Historic Artifacts, 2019.

Mastromei, G. “Choosing a Museum Vaccum Cleaner.” (2003): 189-90.

McCrady, Ellen. “Mold As A Threat to Human Health.” Abby Newsletter 18, no. 6 (1994).
Notes: A short article on mould as a workplace hazard for library and archival workers. Summarizes articles relevant to the subject and anecdotes from the field.

Merritt, Elizabeth. in Standards of Stewardship, 2005.

Mibach, Lisa. “Modifications to Home Freezers for Pest Control.” WAAC Newsletter (1994): 26-27.

Motylewsky, Karen. “Pest, Insect & Fungus Management – Conference Notes.”

Mueller, D. Stored Product Protection…A Period of Transition. Indianapolis: Insects Limited, Inc., 1998.

Nardi, G and V. Vomero , 2017. Trogoderma variabile Ballion, 1878: a possible new pest of Italian entomological collections (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). Fragmenta entomologica, 49 (1): 85-88.

National Park Service. ” Annox Environments: A Treatment for Pest Control.” (1999).

———. Causes, Detection, and Prevention of Mold and Mildew on Textiles . Conserve-O-Gram , 16/1.

National Park Service. ” Conserve O Gram, Number 3/4 – Mold and Mildew: Prevention of Microorganism Growth in Museum Collections.” Web page, Available at

———. “Dusting Wood Objects.” (2002): 1-4.

National Park Service. ” National Park and Service Intergrated Pest Management Manual.” Web page, Available at

Nicholson, Mark, and Werner von Rotberg. “Controlled Environment Heat Treatment As a Safe and Efficient Method of Pest Control.”The 2nd International Conferecne on Insect Pests in the Urban Environment.

Nyberg, Sandra. Invasion of the Giant Spore. SOLINET Preservation Program , leaflet no. 5. Atlanta, GA: Southeastern Library Network, 1987.
Notes: An updated version of this leaflet (emphasizing preventive activities and non-chemical treatment is available from SOLINET on its web page at http:// or from Alicia Riley-Walden Preservation Administrative Assistant, SOLNET Preservation Services, 1438 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30309-2955 ( or . The older version of the leaflet gives a good summary of mould prevention and treatment, and also presents detailed information on various chemical treatment methods that in most cases would no longer be recommended.

Olkowski, W, S. Daar, and H. Olkowski. Common-Sense Pest Control. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press, 1991.

Patkus, Beth Lindblom. ” Preservation Leaflet 3.8: Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper.” Web page, Available at .

Pinniger, David.  “Insect Control with the Thermo Lignum Treatment.”  Conservation News (United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works). Vol 59 (1996).

Pinniger, David. Insect Pests in MuseumsInstitue of Archaeology Publications, 1989.

Pinniger, David, Adrian Meyer, and Annette Townsend. Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses.London: Archetype Publications Ltd., 2001.

Pinzl, Ann. “Modifying a Freezer for Pest Control.” SPNHC Newsletter 7 (2), no. 4 (1993).

———. “Modifying a Freezer for Pest Control.” in Modifications to Home Freezers for Pest Control. WAAC Newsletter. Lisa Mibach, 26-27. Vol. 16. 1994.

Professional Pest Control Products. “Cigarette Beetle.” Web page, [accessed 19 February 2009]. Available at

Resh, Vincent H., and Ring T. Cardé, eds. Encyclopedia of Insects. New York: Academic Press, 2003.

Rose, C. L. Storage of Natural History Collections: A Preventive Conservation Approach. SPNHC.., 1995.

Rust, Michael K., and Janice M. Kennedy. The Feasibility of Using Modified Atmospheres to Control Insect Pests in Museums.Getty Conservation Institue, 1993.

Sanchez Hernamperez, Arsenio. A Brief Bilbiography on Pest Management.

Schwartz, P. H. Guidelines for the Control of Insect and Mite Pests of Food, Fibers, Feeds, Ornamentals, Livestock, and Households. USDA-ARS Handbook, 584. Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 1982.

Selwitz, Charles and Shin Maekawa. “Inert Gases in the Control of Museum Insect Pests.” Web page, Available at

Serman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation. “Biodeterioration in Museum Collections.” Met Objectives 3, no. 2 (2002).

Smith, Eric H., and Richard C. Whitman. Npca Field Guide to Structural Pests National Pest Control Association Inc., 1997.

Housekeeping for Historic Sites. Society for the Preservation of New England Antiques. The Musuem Shop.

Steve Jacobs, Sr. Extension Associate. “Entomological Notes, Cigarette Beetle.” Web page, March 1998 [accessed 19 February 2009]. Available at

Story, Keith O. Approaches to Pest Management in Museums. Suitland, Maryland: Smithsonian Institution Conservation Analytical Laboratory, 1985.

Strang, Thomas J. K. “Another Brick in the Wall.” in The 3rd Nordic Symposium on Insect Pest Control in Museums., eds M. Akerlund, J. E. Bergh, A. Stenmark, and I. Wallenborg.

———. ” A Brief Guide to Thermal and Controlled Atmosphere Treatments for Insect Eradication.” Preventive Conservation Working Group Letter 1:4 (1995).

———. “Controlling Insect Pests With Low Temperature.” CCI Note 3/3, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1997.

———. “Detecting Infestations: Facility Inspection Procedure and Checklist.” CCI Note 3/2, Canadian Conservation Institute, Monitoring and Detection, 1996.

———. “The Effects of Thermal Methods of Pest Control on Museum Collections.” in Preprints of the 3rd International Conference on Biodeterioration of Cultural Property, pp 199-212.

———. “Framework for Integrated Pest Management: A Systematic Approach .” Research on Methyl Bromide Alternatives, 2001-2003. (2002): 107-28.

———. “A Healthy Dose of the Past? A Future Direction in Herbarium Pest Control.” in Managing the Modern Herbarium, An Interdisciplinary Approach. eds D. A. Metsger, and S. C. ByersVancouver: Elton-Wolf, 1999.

———. “I”Ve Got Bugs in My Pockets and I Dont Know What to Do With Them.” AAM Museum News 84, no. 4 (2005): 46-47.

———. “Moth Eaten.” in Fur Trade Legacy, the Preservation of Organic Materials. Preprints From the Workshop at the 31st Annual ConferenceCanadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property.

———. “Preventing Infestations: Control Strategies and Detection Methods.” CCI Note 3/1, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1996.

———. “Principles of Heat Disinfestation.” in Integrated Pest Management for Collections, Proceedings of 2001: A Pest Odyssey, eds Helen Kingsley, David Pinninger, Amber Xavier-Rowe, and Peter Winsor, Chapter 18, pp 114-29London: James and James.

———. “Psocids or “Book Lice”: A Warning of Dampness.” CCI Note 3/4, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1998.

———. “Reducing the Risks to Collections From Pests.” Canadian Conservation Institute Newsletter 14:8 (1994).

———. “A Review of Published Temperatures for the Control of Pest Insects in Museums.” Collection Forum 8, no. 2 (1992): 41-67.

———. “Thermal Control of Museum Insect Pests: Basic Principles and Practical Examples Worldwide.” Research on Methyl Bromide Alternatives, 2001-2003. (2002).

Strang, Thomas J. K., and John E. Dawson. “Controlling Museum Fungal Problems.” Canadian Conservation Institute Technical Bulletin, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1991.

———. “Controlling Vertebrate Pests in Museums.” Canadian Conservation Institute Technical Bulletin, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1991.

———. “Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control.” Canadian Conservation Institute Technical Bulletin, Canadian Conservation Institute, 2000.

Strang, Thomas J. K., and R. Kigawa. “Developing a Workshop on Integrated Pest Management for Japanese Collection Managers.” Canadian Conservation Institute Newsletter 35 (2005): 14-15.

———. “Levels of IPM Control, Matching Conditions to Performance and Effort. ” in SPNHC, 20th Cfoerence PostprintCollection Forum.

Stuart M Bennett. “Cigarette or Tobacco Beetle.” Web page, 2003 [accessed 19 February 2009]. Available at

The Chicora Foundation. Managing: Pests in Your Collections.

The National Trust. Manual of Housekeeping: The Care and Collections in Historic Houses Open to the Public. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Butterworth and Heinemann, 2006.

Tompkins, William G. “Collections Stewardship: An Introduction to Collection Management Policies.” in 2005.

U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Pictorial Keys to Arthropods, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals of Public Health Significance. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health Education, and Welfare. 1967.

Valentin, N. “Insect Eradication in Museums and Archives by Oxygen Replacement, a Pilot Project.” in ICOM Committee for Conservation 9th Triennial MeetingLos Angeles: ICOM Committee for Conservation, 1990.

Virginia Cooperative Extension. “Drugstore and Cigarette Beetle.” Web page, available at

Warscheid, Thomas. “Intergrated Concepts for the Protection of Cultural Artifacts Against Biodeterioration.” Of Microbes and Art: The Role of Microbial Communities in the Degradation and Protection of Cultural Heritage (2000).

Wikipedia. “Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne).” Web page, December 2008 [accessed 19 February 2009]. Available at

Wikipedia. “Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum).” Web page, January 2009 [accessed 19 February 2009]. Available at

Williams, S., and S. McLaren. “Modification of Storage Design to Mitigate Insect Problems.” Collection Forum 6, no. 1 (1990): :27-32.

Winsor, Peter, David Pinniger, Louise Bacon, Bob Child, Kerren Harris, Dee Lauder, Julie Phippard and Amber Xavier-Rowe.Integrated Pest Management for Collections Proceedings of 2011: A Pest Odyssey, 10 Years Later. English Heritage (2011)

Zycherman, Lynda, and JR Schrock, ed. A Guide to Museum Pest Control. Washington: Association of Systematics Collections, 1988.

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