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Physical barriers

The most effective way to control pest populations, and therefore limit the damage they cause, is to prevent them from entering the museum in the first place – and discouraging them from staying if they do get in. There are many ways in which this can be done.

Ensuring that windows and doors are well sealed (by installing bristle strips) in areas containing museum collections will reduce the number of mice and insects such as moths that can access your collection areas. Fly screens on windows will also stop moths and other insects entering, and sticky window traps will catch any insects that make it that far.