A Bug’s Life

The team at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery recently welcomed Jane Thompson-Webb from Birmingham Museums. She was checking out our knowledge of what sort of insects can damage collections.

In caring for the varied collections we have it is vital that we can quickly spot any evidence of pest damage, identify who the culprit is and do something about it quickly!

On your visit to the Museum you may notice little cardboard devices on the floor of our galleries. These are pest traps and are excellent for capturing Carpet Beetle larvae and Silverfish which can do damage to collections over time.

Destructive pests aren’t just attracted to museum collections either. When you are shaking out that winter coat from your wardrobe it might be worth just checking that a Clothes Moth hasn’t taken up residence!


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