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Attack of the "Bookworms"

I recently encountered “bookworm” damage in a book I was capturing. This was surprising to me me because, while I have taken a course in the preservation of information materials, I do not remember this topic being discussed. 195 more words

Digitization Laboratory

Wooden Board Infilling pt. 1

I’m currently working on a few large bindings, one of which has wooden boards that have become a feast for woodworm. All along the joint edge where I’ve uncovered the board by removing the previous deteriorated red rotten reback leather, there’s evidence of quite a lot of insect damage. 286 more words

Book Project

Be on the Lookout for Chinch Bug Damage

It’s hard to believe that such a small insect like the chinch bug can create so much damage on a lawn in such a short period of time. 445 more words

Lawn Care

The Enemy is Upon Us

Popillia japonica, or the “Japanese Beetle”

What’s funny is that these guys are not a bother in Japan – natural predators control their populations to non-destructive, stable levels. 370 more words