Solutions – Bibliography – Control

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

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

Bailey, S.W., Banks, H.J. 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, Julie. 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. et. all. “Investigation of the Fumigant Vikane.” ICOM 9th Triennial Meeting, 1990.

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

Bergh, J. E. et all. “A Contribution to Standards for Freezing As a Pest Control Method for Museums.” Collection Forum 21, no. 1-2 (2006): 117-25. (Available for download here:

Bergh, J. E. et all. “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. “The Indian Vase Carpet Fragment, Decisions and Discussions Prior to Conservation.” Victoria and Albert Conservation Journal 31 (1999).

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

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

Burke, John. “Anoxic Microenvironments: A Simple Guide.” SPNHC Leaflets 1, no. 1 (1996): 1-4.

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

Burke, John. Materials and Equipment for Anoxic Fumigation.

Busvine, James R. Insects and Hygiene. The Biology and Control of Insect Pests of Medical and Domestic Importance. 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 mold 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

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

Daniel, Vinod. et. all. “Eradication of Insect Pests in Museums Using Nitrogen.” WAAC Newsletter 15, no. 3 (1993): 15-19.

Daniel, Vinod. et. all. “Non-Toxic Fumigation of Large Objects.” 21st Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Conservation, Denver, Colorado, May 31-June 6, 1993.

Daniel, Vinod. et. all. “Nitrogen Fumigation: A Viable Alternative.” International Council of Museums, 14th Triennial Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Daniel, Vinod and Lambert, Frank. “Ageless Oxygen Scavenger: 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 J.R. Schrock. Washington DC: Association of Systematic Collections, 1988.

Florian, Mary-Lou. “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 J.R. Schrock. Washington DC: Association of Systematic Collections, 1988.

Florian, Mary-Lou E., and ICOM committee for conservation: 8th triennial meeting. “The Effect On Artifact Materials of the Fumigant Ethylene Oxide and Freezing Used in Insect Control.” ICOM Committee for Conservation: 8th Triennial Meeting, Sydney, Australia, 6-11 September, 1987. Preprints 1987: 199.

Florian, Mary-Lou. “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, 2008.

Gilberg, Mark. “Inert Atmosphere Fumigation of Museum Objects.” Studies in Conservation 34, no. 2 (1989): 80-84.

Gilberg, Mark. “The Effects of Low Oxygen Atmospheres on Museum Pests.” Studies in Conservation 36, no. 2 (1991): 93-98.

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

Hanlon, Gordon. et. all. “Dynamic System for Nitrogen Anoxia of Large Museum Objects: A Pest Eradication Case Study.” WAG Postprints, Denver, Colorado (1993).

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

Hedges, Stoy, and Lacey, Mark. PCT Field Guide for the Management of Structure Infesting Beetles, Pest Control Technology, 1996.

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

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

Kesse, Erich. Letter About Fumigation, 2008.

Kigawa, Rika. et all. “Carbon Dioxide Adsorption by Various Kinds of Materials in the Eradication of Museum Pest Insects.” Science for Conservation no. 42 (2003): 79-86.

Koestler, R. “Practical Application of Nitrogen and Argon Fumigation Procedures for Insect Control in Museum Objects.” International Conference of Bio Deterioration of Cultural Property (1992): 96-98.

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

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

Marko, Kysnia, Blyth, V. and Kendall, J. “Three Methods of Washing Large Tapestry Hangings.” The Conservator 5, no.1 (1981): 1-8.

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

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

National Park Service. “Anoxic Microenvironments: A Treatment for Pest Control.” (May, 1999).

Nicholson, Mark, and von Rotberg, Werner. “Controlled Environment Heat Treatment As a Safe and Efficient Method of Pest Control.” The 2nd International Conferecne on Insect Pests in the Urban Environment, Edinburgh, 1996.

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

Pinninger, David. “Insect Trapping; The Key to Pest Management.” Pest Prints Nordic Symposium on Insect Pest Control in Museums, Stockholm (1998).

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

Price, Lois Olcott. Managing a Mold Invasion: Guidelines For Disaster Response. CCAHA Technical Series, No. 1. Philadelphia, PA: Conservation Centre For Art and Historic Artifacts, 1996.
Notes: An excellent summary of response and recovery techniques. Includes a good bibliography that cites articles on the effects of fumigation on collections. Available from CCAHA . 264 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 111119103; (215) 545-0613, fax (215) 735-9313, or email:

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

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

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

Selwitz, Charles, and Maekawa, Shin. “Inert Gases in the Control of Museum Insect Pests.” Research in Conservation. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation (1998) Institute.

Strang, Thomas J. K. “A Brief Guide to Thermal and Controlled Atmosphere Treatments for Insect Eradication.” Preventive Conservation Working Group Letter 1:4 (1995).

Strang, Thomas J. K. “Controlling Insect Pests With Low Temperature.” CCI Note 3/3, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1997.

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

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

Strang, Thomas J. K. “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. Byers Vancouver: Elton-Wolf, 1999.

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

Strang, Thomas J. K. “Principles of Heat Disinfestation.” 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 114-29 London: James and James.

Strang, Thomas J. K. “Reducing the Risks to Collections From Pests.” Canadian Conservation Institute Newsletter 14:8 (1994).

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

Strang, Thomas J. K. “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.

Strang, Thomas J. K., and John E. Dawson. “Controlling Vertebrate Pests in Museums.” Canadian Conservation Institute Technical Bulletin, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1991.

Strang, Thomas J. K., and John E. Dawson. “Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control.” Canadian Conservation Institute Technical Bulletin, Canadian Conservation Institute, 2000.

Strang, Thomas J. K., and R. Kigawa. “Levels of IPM Control, Matching Conditions to Performance and Effort.” in SPNHC, 20th Conference Postprint (2005): 96-102.

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

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

Warscheid, Thomas. “Integrated 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).

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

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

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