‘There’s a hole in my costume!’ – a focus on moths and carpet beetles

June 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
'There’s a hole in my costume!' - a focus on moths and carpet beetles

Textile pests are on the increase and many heritage institutions are seeing two or more insect lifecycles during a year. The damage is usually blamed on moths, but not all holes in textiles are caused by moths.

This session will look at the materials that textiles pests live on in the natural world and in collections, the life cycle of the pests, the conditions that they like and how we can deter them. Plus an identification guide to the insects.

Suitable for: All those with organic materials in their collections or those who want to know how to stop their jumpers from being full of holes!

You can sign up to join the MDEM Pest Network here but you do not have to do this in order to attend this workshop.

By joining an MDEM training session, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

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