“The proceedings of Pest Odyssey 2021 – A Pest Odyssey – The Next Generation are now available to order in paperback from Archetype Books.

ICM has contributed a paper on the re-evaluation of lethal temperatures for a number of insect pests. The research project was done in collaboration with two major German entomological institutions.

This collection of papers and posters presented at the ICON conference A Pest Odyssey – The Next Generation is evidence that integrated pest management (IPM) has been adopted globally as the accepted strategy within the cultural heritage sector to mitigate the risk posed to our unique collections by damaging pests. In 2021, after an unprecedented period of change in our work practices in response to restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, a greater emphasis was placed on collaboration, remote monitoring and, of course, silverfish.

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