Gross and awesome. Thank you.

From: [] On 
Behalf Of Hilary Kaplan
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [pestlist] ? about cockroaches

We had a similar problem American roach problem in the Georgia Archives 
conservation lab when it was in downtown Atlanta. many moons ago. I placed 
sticky traps around the central drain on Friday to confirm the drain theory 
source. The accumulation of American Roaches (attempting to devour one another) 
on the traps Monday morning was sufficient evidence for me. Following a 
suggestion from an environmental building consultant colleague, I poured 
mineral oil down the drain, acquired some mesh, unscrewed the lid, placed mesh 
just under the drain lid to prevent access from large critters, secured the lid 
back on. No more American roaches. This was quick, cheap, and effective.


On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Lisa Bruno 
<<>> wrote:
This list is the best! I'll let you know what our engineers say.  Thank you.

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On Oct 4, 2016, at 11:13 AM, Voron, Joel 

Are there sewer pits in the building?  They can come in on the underside of a 
pallet and settle in sewer pits quite easily as well.

Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

     Integrated Pest Management

      Office 757-220-7080<tel:757-220-7080>

        Cell 757-634-1175<tel:757-634-1175>



 on behalf of Lisa Bruno 
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:59:19 AM
Subject: [pestlist] ? about cockroaches

Dear List –

My head of security has come to us with an issue.  Apparently, they are being 
overrun with giant cockroaches (water bugs) in the basement and apparently it 
is starting to creep up to the first floor.  There is no construction going on, 
and the café kitchen has apparently never been cleaner.  Thoughts as to what a 
sudden influx of these pests might be indicating?  Thanks in advance.

Lisa Bruno
Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator

Hilary A. Kaplan
Training Specialist, National Faculty
Records Management Training Program
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740<>
301 837 0998 Phone
301 837 0380 FAX

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