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COVID Closure: Due to current local Covid-19 conditions, the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building will remain closed to the public through Saturday October 17, 2020. Watch this space for updates.
Holiday Closure: Alaska Day:
Alaska State Library, Archives, & Museum in Juneau will be closed on Monday, Oct. 19.
Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
MuseumsPests.net website has links to Pest Fact Sheets which include the following: identification image, general information, signs of infestation, food sources, life cycle and treatment options.
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.