This online guide was developed for librarians looking for information and procedures that will help them keep insects out of the library.
Regular surveillance needs to be conducted to determine whether or not your library has a pest problem. Place insect traps throughout your library, once a month collect the traps and assess their contents before replacing them with new traps.
MuseumPests.net has created an online resource page with links to information what to consider when selecting monitor traps, a suggested list of supplies for monitoring pests, and links to record keeping and reporting resources.
MuseumPests.net has a link to a excellent guide on bed bugs created by Louis N. Sorkin, Entomologist for the American Museum of Natural History. Bed bugs have become an increasing concern for libraries due to their circulating collections.