Museums and art galleries are sitting ducks for pest infestations! Invasive pests can easily waltz right in and take over secluded museum space right under your nose. When left unchecked, these pest infestations can cause major damage to priceless historical artifacts leading to high dollar pest control solutions — as much as $4,600 just to remove a few small markings!
Unfortunately, many museum curators fall into the trap of thinking that their museum is safe from pest invasions. Oftentimes, it’s too late to set up preventative measures by the time these pests colonize the museum area. To make matters worse, many pest control treatments can even harm historical art collections.
This article will help you identify the signs of pest infestation and offer ways to deal with museum pests.
Eek! How Did They Get In?
No matter how much time and effort you spend preventing the issue, unwanted pests will still somehow make it past your defenses. It would be nice if they took the hint and stayed outdoors, but those bugs don’t seem to want to cooperate!
It can be quite shocking to discover that your precious museum artifacts are soon becoming the favorite hiding places (or worse—the meals) of countless hordes of insects. Imagine the damage they could do to thousands of years of history!
Common museum intruders include rats, cockroaches, ants, beetles, flies, moths, bees, booklice, silverfish, crickets, and more. Other bugs may show up unannounced, depending on your geographic location.
You should try to notice the types of pests before they can overwhelm your displays. Here are some signs you have bite-sized intruders lurking around:
- Bug Droppings—bugs will often leave behind feces visible to you and your guests
- Dead Bugs—bugs tend to have short lifespans and their bodies will be left nearby damaged artifacts or exhibits
- Odd Smells—colonies of bugs will produce strange odors that may smell sweet or musty
- Complaints from Staff—your staff may spot some pests scurrying around as they go about their work
- Complaints from Visitors—you know it’s bad if visitors send you formal complaints
If you’re unsure about bug presence, these signs will confirm your suspicions.
Get Rid of Museum Pests
Now that you know for certain that they exist, it’s time to decide on your course of action. Will you send in the tanks or the aerial bombers?
Unfortunately, heavy-duty military vehicles may do more harm than good when it comes to a museum full of historical artifacts. You want to fight off the invaders while steering clear of harming priceless heirlooms.
Museum curators have been known to frostbite the building for 72 hours at -37C to make short work of many insects. Other museum professionals may resort to incubating objects up to 55C. Still, others invest in pesticide or hormone treatments.
Depending on the severity of the bug infestation, it may be necessary to remove specific relics for treatment or shut down the entire building during the process. The process would prevent visitors from enjoying your exhibits for the duration of the treatment.
Safe Pest Control Treatment for Museum Pests: Welcome to Cryonite
Museums are known to be sensitive environments filled with fragile fragments of history. A severe pest infestation may lead to accidental damage from pests to museum displays. Cryonite pest control service is the solution to both of these problems.
Safe for Ancient Objects and Surfaces
As a diligent curator, you know how careful you have to be around a museum or gallery property. Traditional pesticide, heating, or freezing treatments may end up causing untold amounts of damage.
Cryonite works on priceless relics without the need for harsh chemicals, infernal tempests, or bitterly cold winters. Liquid carbon dioxide simply evaporates into the air after treatment, leaving behind nothing to clean and no residue to damage artwork.
Fast and Convenient Treatment
Other pest control methods may take hours, days, or weeks to come to completion. The downtime means that visitors are locked out of the premises, which delays the entire business process.
Cryonite fights pests with lightning speed. Museum property can undergo Cryonite pest control treatment in less time than it would take to order a pizza. No need to shut the gallery down for maintenance — keep your establishment running while Cryonite professionals work on a sectioned area.
Effective on a Multitude of Surfaces
You may be afraid to spray pesticide on prized art collections or other artifacts for fear of damaging or destroying these relics, and for good reason. Pesticides and heat treatments may undo the hard work of historical figures. Even with great care, these traditional treatments could pose a threat to your precious art collection.
Cryonite treats just about any surface with ease: wood, iron, copper, and more. Treating various surfaces is a breeze with Cryonite.
Although Cryonite is safe on most surfaces, some may be better off untreated.
Stay away from excessively fragile or extra thin materials just to be safe. Electrical units such as light bulbs, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, and fire suppression systems may find discomfort in the icy snow. Some types of memory foam within mattresses and pillows may also want to stay away from treatment.
Use Cryonite’s patented precision nozzle to hit all of those hard-to-reach spots, then watch the icy snow evaporate before your very eyes. Feel safe and secure knowing that your gallery is now free of the health risks posed by pests.
Non-Toxic Cryonite Treatment is Safe for Everyone
You know how important it is to keep your staff and visitors safe in your museum, so it’s no surprise for you to gravitate toward Cryonite pest control equipment and treatment. Cryonite is safe to use around all living organisms, from plants to pets. Use Cryonite safely around humans and children without fear of pesticide poisoning.
Use Cryonite to Win Against Museum Pests
You prize your museum with a passion, so you know how important it is to keep your relics safe from the dangers of invasive museum pests. Cryonite can help eliminate all of your pest woes on just about any surface, without closing doors or harming anyone in the process.
If you’re ready to tackle the problem of pest infestations in your museum, then it’s time you consider the ultimate pest control solution: Cryonite. Click here to order your Cryonite system today.