Museums and Antiquities

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Museums and Antiquities

At Rentokil, we offer the expertise to protect and conserve antiquities from pest problems.

Using specialist products and techniques, we can ensure minimal risk of damage to even delicate items or relics in your museum, gallery or historic building.

Our specialised division, Rentokil Property Care, offers additional protection to ancient and historic properties with treatments for wood damage, rot problems, cavity wall tie corrosion and structural damp issues.

Your Pest Threats

Antiquities, historic buildings and artefacts are vulnerable to a wide range of pest problems:

  • Artwork, books, textiles and other soft organic matter are vulnerable to moths, booklice and textile beetles.
  • Rodents will gnaw wood and other hard objects and will shred textiles and soft materials for nesting.
  • Furniture and other wooden objects are at risk from wood boring beetles.
  • Wooden church lecterns and pews are also very susceptible to wood damage and other timber decay problems.

Our Service Benefits

  • BPCA certified technicians - have the expertise to handle valuable, fragile items.

  • Expert biologists and entomologists - support the treatments carried out on your site by our technicians.

  • Innovative, chemical-free treatments - we use specialist products against insect pests, which are suitable for even the most delicate items.

  • Remedial timber treatment and damp proofing - our specialist Property Care division provides these services to museums, galleries and churches. Services that help to preserve the integrity and original aesthetics of these properties, ensuring that your valuable contents are always protected.

  • Multi-site support - we can deliver a consistent level of quality service across multiple premises.

Rentokil’s Professional Services

A key benefit of our service is the access we have to specialist treatments, particularly suitable for use against pest infestations on historical and valuable items.

Our chemical-free Entotherm and Controlled Atmosphere Technology (CAT) can be used to treat fragile and sensitive objects against insect pests.

Entotherm heat treatment works through the targeted application of dry heat. It can be applied to large areas or even whole buildings to deal with insect pests.

Controlled Atmosphere Technology (CAT) works by sealing objects/items in a bubble and filling this with an anaerobic atmosphere for fumigation.

Find out how we can help prevent pest problems in your museum, gallery or historic building. Call us on 0800 917 1989 to arrange a visit by a specialist surveyor.