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Preserving Books and Libraries from Termites and Other Posts

Insects pose a serious threat to collections of all types. The environment that is the most damaging to collections—high humidity, poor air circulation, poor housekeeping—is the most beneficial to insects. Libraries and archives can provide insects with food, water, and shelter if the building is accessible and conditions welcoming. If insect damage is evident in a library collection, a careful survey should be conducted using sticky traps to see what types of insects are causing the problem.

More at:

https://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/librarypreservation/mee/management/pestcontrol.html

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