IPM success can only be achieved together. Suzanne Ryder

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IPM Success Can Only Be
Achieved Together.
Suzanne Ryder
The Natural History Museum (NHM) introduced a comprehensive Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) programme in 2002 in response to the changing health and safety
legislation, banning many of our traditional methods of pest control e.g. Dichlorvos and to be
more environmentally responsible by seeking an alternative to pesticides. In the last 10 years
we have learned many things.
The principles behind Integrated Pest Management are to eliminate or at least limit any
possible chance of entry or contamination by a process of:
QUARANTINE
BEST WORK
PRACTISE
MONITORING
The NHM are currently building a central quarantine
facility after many years of development and planning
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONTROL
Central to all this is training,
awareness and support of ALL staff.
Success lies with everyone and
getting everyone on board with
effective training especially key
departments like the housekeeping
and Estates. The efforts and
involvement of these departments
has proved invaluable and is
essential to IPM.
HOUSEKEEPING
STORAGE
FACILITIES DESIGN &
MAINTAINANCE