Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-10 Thread Hazra Medica

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Thanks very much for that tip re tape adhesion, Joel.   I will certainly 
remember that.


Best regards.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.






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Test tape for adhesion to desired plastic bags or sheetings beforehand on a 
practice/Faux object throughout the whole process if materials(tape or bags)or 
cold treatment is new to you. Some tapes appear to stick well and can fail 
during the freeze/rest cycle. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>





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Hi Todd

Regarding the thickness of the plastic wrap/bags, thicker garbage bags/sheet 
plastic is used mainly as it is stronger when handling and there is less 
moisture transmission through the film than with thinner films. As a rough guide
- disposable shopping bags/bin liners are about 1ml (you should double bag if 
using this type)
- ziplock-style sandwich bags are about 2ml (and some have a moisture barrier 
layer)
- 'tough' garbage/garden refuse bags may be 4-6ml. Many of these types of bags 
have reinforced layers that adds to their strength.

You're not creating an oxygen barrier so holes and tears aren't such an issue. 
If you find scrapes or tears just repair them with tape.

One more thing. When you're freezing a lot of items you may find water 
building-up under and between bags of frozen items. You can reduce this by 
using fans to keep air moving over the objects post freezing.

 Best wishes
Alex

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Hello Everyone,

Good thread- very informative.

Since the topic of freezing is going on here, I was wondering if I could pick 
your brains on a few things.  Hopefully this doesn't take us to far off topic.

1)  Does anyone here have strong opinions about the mil of plastic used in 
freezing treatments?  Is there a good "go to mil" that you like for freezing 
bags?  Is the only downside to a thinner mil its greater likelihood of tearing, 
or does it have a less desirable affect in other aspects of freezing too?

2)  How big of a problem is it, when loading a freezer, if a small scuff is 
made in the plastic?  If there is any hole/scuff in the plastic membrane (even 
a small fraction of an inch) does that compromise the object inside?  If the 
scuff is made only on the outer bag, and it is "double bagged", does that outer 
bag need to be taken off and "re-bagged"?

If anyone has opinions on these issues I would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks!
Todd Holmberg
Collection Maintenance Technician
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Excellent idea, Joel!  Will save so me much time and tears.


Many thanks.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
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Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-09 Thread Voron, Joel

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Test tape for adhesion to desired plastic bags or sheetings beforehand on a 
practice/Faux object throughout the whole process if materials(tape or bags)or 
cold treatment is new to you. Some tapes appear to stick well and can fail 
during the freeze/rest cycle. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>





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Hi Todd

Regarding the thickness of the plastic wrap/bags, thicker garbage bags/sheet 
plastic is used mainly as it is stronger when handling and there is less 
moisture transmission through the film than with thinner films. As a rough guide
- disposable shopping bags/bin liners are about 1ml (you should double bag if 
using this type)
- ziplock-style sandwich bags are about 2ml (and some have a moisture barrier 
layer)
- 'tough' garbage/garden refuse bags may be 4-6ml. Many of these types of bags 
have reinforced layers that adds to their strength.

You're not creating an oxygen barrier so holes and tears aren't such an issue. 
If you find scrapes or tears just repair them with tape.

One more thing. When you're freezing a lot of items you may find water 
building-up under and between bags of frozen items. You can reduce this by 
using fans to keep air moving over the objects post freezing.

 Best wishes
Alex

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Hello Everyone,

Good thread- very informative.

Since the topic of freezing is going on here, I was wondering if I could pick 
your brains on a few things.  Hopefully this doesn't take us to far off topic.

1)  Does anyone here have strong opinions about the mil of plastic used in 
freezing treatments?  Is there a good "go to mil" that you like for freezing 
bags?  Is the only downside to a thinner mil its greater likelihood of tearing, 
or does it have a less desirable affect in other aspects of freezing too?

2)  How big of a problem is it, when loading a freezer, if a small scuff is 
made in the plastic?  If there is any hole/scuff in the plastic membrane (even 
a small fraction of an inch) does that compromise the object inside?  If the 
scuff is made only on the outer bag, and it is "double bagged", does that outer 
bag need to be taken off and "re-bagged"?

If anyone has opinions on these issues I would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks!
Todd Holmberg
Collection Maintenance Technician
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Excellent idea, Joel!  Will save so me much time and tears.


Many thanks.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's  Antigua W.I.




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Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-08 Thread Alex Roach

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Hi Todd

Regarding the thickness of the plastic wrap/bags, thicker garbage
bags/sheet plastic is used mainly as it is stronger when handling and there
is less moisture transmission through the film than with thinner films. As
a rough guide
- disposable shopping bags/bin liners are about 1ml (you should double bag
if using this type)
- ziplock-style sandwich bags are about 2ml (and some have a moisture
barrier layer)
- 'tough' garbage/garden refuse bags may be 4-6ml. Many of these types of
bags have reinforced layers that adds to their strength.

You're not creating an oxygen barrier so holes and tears aren't such an
issue. If you find scrapes or tears just repair them with tape.

One more thing. When you're freezing a lot of items you may find water
building-up under and between bags of frozen items. You can reduce this by
using fans to keep air moving over the objects post freezing.

 Best wishes
Alex

On Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at 7:53 am, Todd Holmberg <tholmb...@artsmia.org> wrote:

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> Hello Everyone,
>
> Good thread- very informative.
>
> Since the topic of freezing is going on here, I was wondering if I could
> pick your brains on a few things.  Hopefully this doesn't take us to far
> off topic.
>
> 1)  Does anyone here have strong opinions about the mil of plastic used in
> freezing treatments?  Is there a good "go to mil" that you like
> for freezing bags?  Is the only downside to a thinner mil its greater
> likelihood of tearing, or does it have a less desirable affect in other
> aspects of freezing too?
>
> 2)  How big of a problem is it, when loading a freezer, if a small scuff
> is made in the plastic?  If there is any hole/scuff in the plastic membrane
> (even a small fraction of an inch) does that compromise the object
> inside?  If the scuff is made only on the outer bag, and it is "double
> bagged", does that outer bag need to be taken off and "re-bagged"?
>
> If anyone has opinions on these issues I would appreciate your feedback.
>
> Thanks!
> Todd Holmberg
> Collection Maintenance Technician
> Minneapolis Institute of Art
>
> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag>
> wrote:
>
>> This is a message from the Museumpests.net  List.
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>>
>> Excellent idea, Joel!  Will save so me much time and tears.
>>
>>
>> Many thanks.
>>
>>
>> *Hazra C. Medica*
>>
>>
>>
>> *Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters Ministry of Trade, Industry,
>> Commerce & Consumer Affairs Ministry of Sports, Culture & National
>> Festivals St. John's  Antigua W.I.*
>>
>>
>> ----------
>> *From:* pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net <pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>
>> on behalf of Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:09:25
>>
>> *To:* pestlist@museumpests.net
>> *Subject:* Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite
>> infestation in the tropics
>>
>> This is a message from the Museumpests.net  List.
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>>
>>If you can make a small breech in the wrap without risking the pieces
>> you could get the desiccant packets in without the hassle of unwrapping
>> them and just tape up the slit.  JTV
>>
>>
>> *Joel Voron   **Colonial Williamsburg Foundation*
>>
>>   Conservation Dept.
>>
>>  Integrated Pest Management
>>
>>   Office 757-220-7080 <(757)%20220-7080>
>>
>>     Cell 757-634-1175 <(757)%20634-1175>
>>
>>   E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org
>>
>>
>> [image: 1474552137245_IMG_0499.JPG]
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> *From:* pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net <pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>
>> on behalf of Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag>
>> *Sent:* Wed

Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-08 Thread Todd Holmberg

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Hello Everyone,

Good thread- very informative.

Since the topic of freezing is going on here, I was wondering if I could
pick your brains on a few things.  Hopefully this doesn't take us to far
off topic.

1)  Does anyone here have strong opinions about the mil of plastic used in
freezing treatments?  Is there a good "go to mil" that you like
for freezing bags?  Is the only downside to a thinner mil its greater
likelihood of tearing, or does it have a less desirable affect in other
aspects of freezing too?

2)  How big of a problem is it, when loading a freezer, if a small scuff is
made in the plastic?  If there is any hole/scuff in the plastic membrane
(even a small fraction of an inch) does that compromise the object
inside?  If the scuff is made only on the outer bag, and it is "double
bagged", does that outer bag need to be taken off and "re-bagged"?

If anyone has opinions on these issues I would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks!
Todd Holmberg
Collection Maintenance Technician
Minneapolis Institute of Art

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag> wrote:

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>
> Excellent idea, Joel!  Will save so me much time and tears.
>
>
> Many thanks.
>
>
> *Hazra C. Medica*
>
>
>
> *Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters Ministry of Trade, Industry,
> Commerce & Consumer Affairs Ministry of Sports, Culture & National
> Festivals St. John's  Antigua W.I.*
>
>
> --
> *From:* pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net <pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>
> on behalf of Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:09:25
>
> *To:* pestlist@museumpests.net
> *Subject:* Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite
> infestation in the tropics
>
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>
>If you can make a small breech in the wrap without risking the pieces
> you could get the desiccant packets in without the hassle of unwrapping
> them and just tape up the slit.  JTV
>
>
> *Joel Voron   **Colonial Williamsburg Foundation*
>
>   Conservation Dept.
>
>  Integrated Pest Management
>
>   Office 757-220-7080 <(757)%20220-7080>
>
> Cell 757-634-1175 <(757)%20634-1175>
>
>   E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org
>
>
> [image: 1474552137245_IMG_0499.JPG]
>
>
>
> ----------
> *From:* pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net <pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>
> on behalf of Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:02:39 AM
> *To:* pestlist@museumpests.net
> *Subject:* Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite
> infestation in the tropics
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>
> Joel,
>
>
> Thank you for this bit of information.  I'll unwrap and re-wrap with the
> necessary precautions to avoid causing any unnecessary harm.
>
>
> Best regards.
>
>
> *Hazra C. Medica*
>
>
>
> *Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters Ministry of Trade, Industry,
> Commerce & Consumer Affairs Ministry of Sports, Culture & National
> Festivals St. John's,  Antigua W.I.*
>
>
> --
> *From:* pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net <pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>
> on behalf of Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 08 November 2017 06:31:25
> *To:* pestlist@museumpests.net
> *Subject:* Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite
> infestation in the tropics
>
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> If the RH inside the bags is 30% to 50% mold should not be an issue.
> Usually 60% and above is where you run into problems. JTV
>

Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-08 Thread Hazra Medica

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Excellent idea, Joel!  Will save so me much time and tears.


Many thanks.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's  Antigua W.I.




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   If you can make a small breech in the wrap without risking the pieces you 
could get the desiccant packets in without the hassle of unwrapping them and 
just tape up the slit.  JTV


Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org


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Joel,


Thank you for this bit of information.  I'll unwrap and re-wrap with the 
necessary precautions to avoid causing any unnecessary harm.


Best regards.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.




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If the RH inside the bags is 30% to 50% mold should not be an issue. Usually 
60% and above is where you run into problems. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>





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Hi Alex,


Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond to my questions.  I've 
indeed been thinking freezing might be my best option.  I do have another 
question given your mention of the risk of  mould. How long is it safe to have 
these items bagged/wrapped tightly in plastic before we subject them to 
freezing?  I am trying my best to move rather quickly with this project but 
sometimes things go slow.


Best regards.


Hazra Medica

Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





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   If you can make a small breech in the wrap without risking the pieces you 
could get the desiccant packets in without the hassle of unwrapping them and 
just tape up the slit.  JTV


Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org


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Joel,


Thank you for this bit of information.  I'll unwrap and re-wrap with the 
necessary precautions to avoid causing any unnecessary harm.


Best regards.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.




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If the RH inside the bags is 30% to 50% mold should not be an issue. Usually 
60% and above is where you run into problems. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>





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Hi Alex,


Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond to my questions.  I've 
indeed been thinking freezing might be my best option.  I do have another 
question given your mention of the risk of  mould. How long is it safe to have 
these items bagged/wrapped tightly in plastic before we subject them to 
freezing?  I am trying my best to move rather quickly with this project but 
sometimes things go slow.


Best regards.


Hazra Medica

Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





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Hi Hazra
Bagging infested/suspect materials and freezing will be a great approach for 
treatment of the items.
Storing the (treated) materials up off the floor post freezing (i.e. on blocks 
or tables) will enable you to keep an eye out for further termite attack.
If you're dealing with drywood termites then even small wooden items can 
contain colonies, but again freezing would be a suitable approach (assuming 
items won't be damaged by freezing).
You could go down the low oxygen path for treatment, but it's much more 
expensive. One large bag could be used to treat the entire collection, or you 
could make several smaller bags. The small bag approa

Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-08 Thread Hazra Medica

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Joel,


Thank you for this bit of information.  I'll unwrap and re-wrap with the 
necessary precautions to avoid causing any unnecessary harm.


Best regards.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.




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If the RH inside the bags is 30% to 50% mold should not be an issue. Usually 
60% and above is where you run into problems. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>





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Hi Alex,


Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond to my questions.  I've 
indeed been thinking freezing might be my best option.  I do have another 
question given your mention of the risk of  mould. How long is it safe to have 
these items bagged/wrapped tightly in plastic before we subject them to 
freezing?  I am trying my best to move rather quickly with this project but 
sometimes things go slow.


Best regards.


Hazra Medica

Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





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Hi Hazra
Bagging infested/suspect materials and freezing will be a great approach for 
treatment of the items.
Storing the (treated) materials up off the floor post freezing (i.e. on blocks 
or tables) will enable you to keep an eye out for further termite attack.
If you're dealing with drywood termites then even small wooden items can 
contain colonies, but again freezing would be a suitable approach (assuming 
items won't be damaged by freezing).
You could go down the low oxygen path for treatment, but it's much more 
expensive. One large bag could be used to treat the entire collection, or you 
could make several smaller bags. The small bag approach provides you with a 
stable storage environment for the collection while you work through 
cataloging, etc. Another major advantage is that you won't be facing a mould 
problem when it comes time to open the bags (a real risk when leaving items 
bagged in pe in poor conditions).
As for treatment of the termite infestation (if you're looking at staying in 
the same building) it will depend upon the species of termite that is 
attacking, building type and other factors. Assuming that they're subterranean 
termites then baiting may be suitable as it will allow you to destroy the 
colony, but you may also be able to locate and destroy the nest directly.
Best wishes
Alex

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Thanks, Alex!


I did come across a document suggesting the use of a desiccant but that was 
after I had already wrapped the items to protect them from termites and 
hurricanes.  I shall "cheerfully" unwrap everything I've sealed like death and 
do as you have suggested.  Thank you for being so quick and thoughtful with 
your responses.


Warm regards.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.






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of Alex Roach <alexro...@modifiedatmospheres.com.au>
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Hi Hazra
It's a bit hard to say with mould. Some mould attacks can spread very quickly, 
but it depends on the conditions (i.e. heat and rh), the material being stored, 
the mould type and how much mould is present.
Given the urgency of your problem freezing is a good way to go, but maybe you 
could use barrier bags (the ones we use for low oxygen work) instead of PE for 
freezing? The benefits are the conditions inside the bag won't fluctuate like 
they can in PE bags and the barrier properties prevent most pests from finding 
the bagged items (e.g. silverfish). Barrier bags come in a range of pre-fab 
sizes - check with Jerry Shiner at Keepsafe for sizes, etc.
If the storage area is high in humidity then you might want to consider placing 
a desiccant or buffer in the bags before you seal them?
Best wishes
Alex


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Hi Alex,


Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond to my questions.  I've 
indeed been thinking freezing might be my best option.  I do have another 
question given your mention of the risk of  mould. How long is it safe to have 
these items bagged/wrapped tightly in plastic before we subject them to 
freezing?  I am trying my best to move rather quickly with this project but 
sometimes things go slow.


Best regards.


Hazra Medica

Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





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<pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net<mailto:pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>> on 
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Hi Hazra
Bagging infested/suspect materials and freezing will be a great approach for 
treatment of the items.
Storing the (treated) materials up off the floor post freezing (i.e. on blocks 
or tables) will enable you to keep an eye out for further termite attack.
If you're dealing with drywood termites then even small wooden items can 
contain colonies, but again freezing would be a suitable approach (assuming 
items won't be damaged by freezing).
You could go down the low oxygen path for treatment, but it's much more 
expensive. One large bag could be used to treat the entire collection, or you 
could make several smaller bags. The small bag approach provides you with a 
stable storage environment for the collection while you work through 
cataloging, etc. Another major advantage is that you won't be facing a mould 
problem when it comes time to open the bags (a real risk when leaving items 
bagged in pe in poor conditions).
As for treatment of the termite infestati

Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-08 Thread Voron, Joel

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If the RH inside the bags is 30% to 50% mold should not be an issue. Usually 
60% and above is where you run into problems. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>





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Hi Alex,


Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond to my questions.  I've 
indeed been thinking freezing might be my best option.  I do have another 
question given your mention of the risk of  mould. How long is it safe to have 
these items bagged/wrapped tightly in plastic before we subject them to 
freezing?  I am trying my best to move rather quickly with this project but 
sometimes things go slow.


Best regards.


Hazra Medica

Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





From: pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net<mailto:pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net> 
<pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net<mailto:pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>> on 
behalf of Alex Roach 
<alexro...@modifiedatmospheres.com.au<mailto:alexro...@modifiedatmospheres.com.au>>
Sent: Monday, 06 November 2017 20:31:30
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Subject: Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the 
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Hi Hazra
Bagging infested/suspect materials and freezing will be a great approach for 
treatment of the items.
Storing the (treated) materials up off the floor post freezing (i.e. on blocks 
or tables) will enable you to keep an eye out for further termite attack.
If you're dealing with drywood termites then even small wooden items can 
contain colonies, but again freezing would be a suitable approach (assuming 
items won't be damaged by freezing).
You could go down the low oxygen path for treatment, but it's much more 
expensive. One large bag could be used to treat the entire collection, or you 
could make several smaller bags. The small bag approach provides you with a 
stable storage environment for the collection while you work through 
cataloging, etc. Another major advantage is that you won't be facing a mould 
problem when it comes time to open the bags (a real risk when leaving items 
bagged in pe in poor conditions).
As for treatment of the termite infestation (if you're looking at staying in 
the same building) it will depend upon the species of termite that is 
attacking, building type and other factors. Assuming that they're subterranean 
termites then baiting may be suitable as it will allow you to destroy the 
colony, but you may also be able to locate and destroy the nest directly.
Best wishes
Alex

On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at 2:11 am, Hazra Medica 
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Thank you so much for that note, Joel.  Admittedly, my main goal right now is  
attempting to ensure that we're left with something to preserve until I get the 
"go ahead" to have the items removed and the suitable expert brought in to 
safeguard this very valuable collection.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.





From: Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>>
Sent: Monday, 06 November 2017 10:20:56
To: Hazra Medica
Cc: pestlist@museumpests.net<mailto:pestlist@museumpests.net>
Subject: Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions fo

Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

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Hi Hazra
It's a bit hard to say with mould. Some mould attacks can spread very
quickly, but it depends on the conditions (i.e. heat and rh), the material
being stored, the mould type and how much mould is present.
Given the urgency of your problem freezing is a good way to go, but maybe
you could use barrier bags (the ones we use for low oxygen work) instead of
PE for freezing? The benefits are the conditions inside the bag won't
fluctuate like they can in PE bags and the barrier properties prevent most
pests from finding the bagged items (e.g. silverfish). Barrier bags come in
a range of pre-fab sizes - check with Jerry Shiner at Keepsafe for sizes,
etc.
If the storage area is high in humidity then you might want to consider
placing a desiccant or buffer in the bags before you seal them?
Best wishes
Alex


On Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at 9:24 am, Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag> wrote:

> This is a message from the Museumpests.net  List.
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>
> Hi Alex,
>
>
> Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond to my questions.
> I've indeed been thinking freezing might be my best option.  I do have
> another question given your mention of the risk of  mould. How long is it
> safe to have these items bagged/wrapped tightly in plastic before we
> subject them to freezing?  I am trying my best to move rather quickly with
> this project but sometimes things go slow.
>
>
> Best regards.
>
>
> Hazra Medica
>
> *Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters*
>
>
> *Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs Ministry of
> Sports, Culture & National Festivals St. John's, Antigua W.I.*
>
>
>
> --
> *From:* pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net <pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>
> on behalf of Alex Roach <alexro...@modifiedatmospheres.com.au>
> *Sent:* Monday, 06 November 2017 20:31:30
> *To:* pestlist@museumpests.net
>
> *Subject:* Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite
> infestation in the tropics
> This is a message from the Museumpests.net  List.
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> Hi Hazra
> Bagging infested/suspect materials and freezing will be a great approach
> for treatment of the items.
> Storing the (treated) materials up off the floor post freezing (i.e. on
> blocks or tables) will enable you to keep an eye out for further termite
> attack.
> If you're dealing with drywood termites then even small wooden items can
> contain colonies, but again freezing would be a suitable approach (assuming
> items won't be damaged by freezing).
> You could go down the low oxygen path for treatment, but it's much more
> expensive. One large bag could be used to treat the entire collection, or
> you could make several smaller bags. The small bag approach provides you
> with a stable storage environment for the collection while you work through
> cataloging, etc. Another major advantage is that you won't be facing a
> mould problem when it comes time to open the bags (a real risk when leaving
> items bagged in pe in poor conditions).
> As for treatment of the termite infestation (if you're looking at staying
> in the same building) it will depend upon the species of termite that is
> attacking, building type and other factors. Assuming that they're
> subterranean termites then baiting may be suitable as it will allow you to
> destroy the colony, but you may also be able to locate and destroy the nest
> directly.
> Best wishes
> Alex
>
> On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at 2:11 am, Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag>
> wrote:
>
> This is a message from the Museumpests.net  List.
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>
> Thank you so much for that note, Joel.  Admittedly, my main goal right now
> is  attempting to ensure that we're left with something to preserve until I
> get the "go ahead" to have the items removed and the suitable expert
> brought in to safeguard this very valuable collection.
>
>
> *Hazra C. Medica*
>
>
>
> *Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters Ministry of Trade, Industry,
> Commerce

Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

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Hi Alex,


Thank you so much for taking the time out to respond to my questions.  I've 
indeed been thinking freezing might be my best option.  I do have another 
question given your mention of the risk of  mould. How long is it safe to have 
these items bagged/wrapped tightly in plastic before we subject them to 
freezing?  I am trying my best to move rather quickly with this project but 
sometimes things go slow.


Best regards.


Hazra Medica

Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





From: pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net <pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net> on behalf 
of Alex Roach <alexro...@modifiedatmospheres.com.au>
Sent: Monday, 06 November 2017 20:31:30
To: pestlist@museumpests.net
Subject: Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the 
tropics

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Hi Hazra
Bagging infested/suspect materials and freezing will be a great approach for 
treatment of the items.
Storing the (treated) materials up off the floor post freezing (i.e. on blocks 
or tables) will enable you to keep an eye out for further termite attack.
If you're dealing with drywood termites then even small wooden items can 
contain colonies, but again freezing would be a suitable approach (assuming 
items won't be damaged by freezing).
You could go down the low oxygen path for treatment, but it's much more 
expensive. One large bag could be used to treat the entire collection, or you 
could make several smaller bags. The small bag approach provides you with a 
stable storage environment for the collection while you work through 
cataloging, etc. Another major advantage is that you won't be facing a mould 
problem when it comes time to open the bags (a real risk when leaving items 
bagged in pe in poor conditions).
As for treatment of the termite infestation (if you're looking at staying in 
the same building) it will depend upon the species of termite that is 
attacking, building type and other factors. Assuming that they're subterranean 
termites then baiting may be suitable as it will allow you to destroy the 
colony, but you may also be able to locate and destroy the nest directly.
Best wishes
Alex

On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at 2:11 am, Hazra Medica 
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Thank you so much for that note, Joel.  Admittedly, my main goal right now is  
attempting to ensure that we're left with something to preserve until I get the 
"go ahead" to have the items removed and the suitable expert brought in to 
safeguard this very valuable collection.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.





From: Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>>
Sent: Monday, 06 November 2017 10:20:56
To: Hazra Medica
Cc: pestlist@museumpests.net<mailto:pestlist@museumpests.net>
Subject: Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the 
tropics

Key note . wooden items would need to have a moisture content less than 19% 
in order for bag/isolation to be faster and a total guaranteed success 
depending of the extent and species of the termites. In case other are thinking 
this may work for all situations. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>





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Hello,


Kindly permit me to intervene into this space to ask for safe, efficient, and 
cost-effective so

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Key note . wooden items would need to have a moisture content less than 19% 
in order for bag/isolation to be faster and a total guaranteed success 
depending of the extent and species of the termites. In case other are thinking 
this may work for all situations. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org





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Hello,


Kindly permit me to intervene into this space to ask for safe, efficient, and 
cost-effective solutions for remedying severe termite infestations of artefacts 
and documentary heritage that are slated to become part of a special museum 
collection.  We have inherited a collection of artefacts and documents, many of 
which show clear signs of termite infestation or damage from said infestation 
and which are currently still being housed in a building suffering severe 
disrepair.  In an effort to curtail the spread of the infestation whilst the 
pieces are still in their unsuitable environment, I have taken to bagging 
(wrapping the wooden sculptures in plastic bags and sealing them with tape. I 
have also isolated documents in bags.  Removal from the premises is understood 
as a necessary step to ensure the rehabilitation of these items.  Also, 
freezing has been suggested as well as anoxia. Any advice you give will be 
greatly appreciated as this is very new territory for us.


Best regards


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





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Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-06 Thread Alex Roach

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Hi Hazra
Bagging infested/suspect materials and freezing will be a great approach
for treatment of the items.
Storing the (treated) materials up off the floor post freezing (i.e. on
blocks or tables) will enable you to keep an eye out for further termite
attack.
If you're dealing with drywood termites then even small wooden items can
contain colonies, but again freezing would be a suitable approach (assuming
items won't be damaged by freezing).
You could go down the low oxygen path for treatment, but it's much more
expensive. One large bag could be used to treat the entire collection, or
you could make several smaller bags. The small bag approach provides you
with a stable storage environment for the collection while you work through
cataloging, etc. Another major advantage is that you won't be facing a
mould problem when it comes time to open the bags (a real risk when leaving
items bagged in pe in poor conditions).
As for treatment of the termite infestation (if you're looking at staying
in the same building) it will depend upon the species of termite that is
attacking, building type and other factors. Assuming that they're
subterranean termites then baiting may be suitable as it will allow you to
destroy the colony, but you may also be able to locate and destroy the nest
directly.
Best wishes
Alex

On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 at 2:11 am, Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag> wrote:

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> Thank you so much for that note, Joel.  Admittedly, my main goal right now
> is  attempting to ensure that we're left with something to preserve until I
> get the "go ahead" to have the items removed and the suitable expert
> brought in to safeguard this very valuable collection.
>
>
> *Hazra C. Medica*
>
>
>
> *Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters Ministry of Trade, Industry,
> Commerce & Consumer Affairs Ministry of Sports, Culture & National
> Festivals St. John's,  Antigua W.I.*
>
>
>
> --
> *From:* Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org>
> *Sent:* Monday, 06 November 2017 10:20:56
> *To:* Hazra Medica
> *Cc:* pestlist@museumpests.net
> *Subject:* Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite
> infestation in the tropics
>
> Key note . wooden items would need to have a moisture content less
> than 19% in order for bag/isolation to be faster and a total guaranteed
> success depending of the extent and species of the termites. In case other
> are thinking this may work for all situations. JTV
>
>
>
>
>
> Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
>
>   Conservation Dept.
>
>  Integrated Pest Management
>
>   Office 757-220-7080
>
> Cell 757-634-1175
>
>   E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Nov 6, 2017, at 9:06 AM, Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag> wrote:
>
> This is a message from the Museumpests.net  List.
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>
> Hello,
>
>
> Kindly permit me to intervene into this space to ask for safe, efficient,
> and cost-effective solutions for remedying severe termite infestations of
> artefacts and documentary heritage that are slated to become part of a
> special museum collection.  We have inherited a collection of artefacts and
> documents, many of which show clear signs of termite infestation or damage
> from said infestation and which are currently still being housed in a
> building suffering severe disrepair.  In an effort to curtail the spread of
> the infestation whilst the pieces are still in their unsuitable
> environment, I have taken to bagging (wrapping the wooden sculptures in
> plastic bags and sealing them with tape. I have also isolated documents in
> bags.  Removal from the premises is understood as a necessary step to
> ensure the rehabilitation of these items.  Also, freezing has been
> suggested as well as anoxia. Any advice you give will be greatly
> appreciated as this is very new territory for us.
>
>
> Best regards
>
>
> Hazra C. Medica
> Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
> Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
> Mi

Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-06 Thread bugman22

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Hazra -
 
The first step is to determine if the damage has been caused by drywood or 
subterranean termites.  If it is caused by subterranean termites, then just 
bagging the items will fairly quickly kill whatever worker termites remain in 
the object.  If it's drywood termites then bagging and freezing would be the 
easiest remedy.
 
Tom Parker
www.termitesonly.com
610-348-9890 Cell
 
 
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To: Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org>
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Sent: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 10:12 am
Subject: Re: [pestlist]  Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in 
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Thank you so much for that note, Joel.  Admittedly, my main goal right now is  
attempting to ensure that we're left with something to preserve until I get the 
"go ahead" to have the items removed and the suitable expert brought in to 
safeguard this very valuable collection.




Hazra C. Medica

Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.










From: Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org>
Sent: Monday, 06 November 2017 10:20:56
To: Hazra Medica
Cc: pestlist@museumpests.net
Subject: Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the 
tropics
 

Key note . wooden items would need to have a moisture content less than 19% 
in order for bag/isolation to be faster and a total guaranteed success 
depending of the extent and species of the termites. In case other are thinking 
this may work for all situations. JTV 


 
 
Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  Conservation Dept.
 Integrated Pest Management  
  Office 757-220-7080
Cell 757-634-1175
  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org
 
 



On Nov 6, 2017, at 9:06 AM, Hazra Medica <hazra.med...@ab.gov.ag> wrote:



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Hello,


Kindly permit me to intervene into this space to ask for safe, efficient, and 
cost-effective solutions for remedying severe termite infestations of artefacts 
and documentary heritage that are slated to become part of a special museum 
collection.  We have inherited a collection of artefacts and documents, many of 
which show clear signs of termite infestation or damage from said infestation 
and which are currently still being housed in a building suffering severe 
disrepair.  In an effort to curtail the spread of the infestation whilst the 
pieces are still in their unsuitable environment, I have taken to bagging 
(wrapping the wooden sculptures in plastic bags and sealing them with tape. I 
have also isolated documents in bags.  Removal from the premises is understood 
as a necessary step to ensure the rehabilitation of these items.  Also, 
freezing has been suggested as well as anoxia. Any advice you give will be 
greatly appreciated as this is very new territory for us.


Best regards


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





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Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the tropics

2017-11-06 Thread Hazra Medica

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Thank you so much for that note, Joel.  Admittedly, my main goal right now is  
attempting to ensure that we're left with something to preserve until I get the 
"go ahead" to have the items removed and the suitable expert brought in to 
safeguard this very valuable collection.


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's,  Antigua W.I.





From: Voron, Joel <jvo...@cwf.org>
Sent: Monday, 06 November 2017 10:20:56
To: Hazra Medica
Cc: pestlist@museumpests.net
Subject: Re: [pestlist] Suggestions re solutions for termite infestation in the 
tropics

Key note . wooden items would need to have a moisture content less than 19% 
in order for bag/isolation to be faster and a total guaranteed success 
depending of the extent and species of the termites. In case other are thinking 
this may work for all situations. JTV






Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>





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Hello,


Kindly permit me to intervene into this space to ask for safe, efficient, and 
cost-effective solutions for remedying severe termite infestations of artefacts 
and documentary heritage that are slated to become part of a special museum 
collection.  We have inherited a collection of artefacts and documents, many of 
which show clear signs of termite infestation or damage from said infestation 
and which are currently still being housed in a building suffering severe 
disrepair.  In an effort to curtail the spread of the infestation whilst the 
pieces are still in their unsuitable environment, I have taken to bagging 
(wrapping the wooden sculptures in plastic bags and sealing them with tape. I 
have also isolated documents in bags.  Removal from the premises is understood 
as a necessary step to ensure the rehabilitation of these items.  Also, 
freezing has been suggested as well as anoxia. Any advice you give will be 
greatly appreciated as this is very new territory for us.


Best regards


Hazra C. Medica
Advisor/Consultant on Cultural Matters
Ministry of Trade, Industry, Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Sports, Culture & National Festivals
St. John's, Antigua W.I.





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