Any unwanted insects or animal, such as birds, bats, rodents that causes damage makes itself a nuisance. 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. Chemical pesticides have been used since the 18th century to destroy pests or inhibit their development
Resources and Citations
- MuseumPest.net at Link
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "pest." Accessed 15 Feb. 2005.
- David Pinniger, Pest Management in Museums, Archives and Historic Houses, Archetype Publications, London, 2001