Keeping Pests Out of the Library
Category : Commercial Property Liability
Libraries can be sanctuaries for local communities, but the intrusion of harmful pests can disrupt the calming atmosphere. When the stacks are overwhelmed with an infestation, there are many library pest control tips that can be used to restore peace to the library.
Identifying an Infestation
Pests are not always visible, but they often leave signs of their presence. One of the most common signs is droppings, which are small in size and can appear anywhere in the stacks. For libraries, another sign is damage to books and shelves. For example, termites chew through wood and paper, so they can wreak havoc on a library’s holdings. Once you’ve identified that there is a problem, then you can work on eliminating it for good.
Strategies for Managing an Infestation
Some effective measures for handling a library infestation include:
- Isolating infected items in a separate space
- Using heat to eradicate an infestation
- Lowering temperatures to freeze pests
- Placing bait to attract pests
All of these strategies can take care of an infestation in a short time so there is minimal disruption to the library and its patrons. With the library offering comfort and solitude for many people, it is important to manage infestations before they get out of hand and overwhelm the space.