Integrated Pest Management

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Every month Melissa has been practicing her pest identification skills by monitoring the sticky traps in some of the conservation laboratories at Winterthur. She will continue this practice and cement the learning through the creation of labeled insect illustrations. Along with pest identification, Melissa has been learning several pest eradication techniques including: freezing, and CO2 chambers. She will also be learning alternative anoxic chambers and heat treatments.

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Closing up the CO2 bubble filled with loan items set to exhibit in the Winterthur Museum.