Damage to wood, fabric, or other materials caused by insects and pests, such as birds, bats, rodents. Pest damage can include material loss (holes, tunnels, chewed wires, etc), fouling (flyspecks, guano, etc.). Integrated Pest Management programs are instituted to minimize damage by pests.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- David Pinniger, Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses, Archetype Publications, London, 2001