We operate under an “Integrated Pest Management Plan" that aims to minimize the use of pesticides. It is thus imperative that all workers adhere to the following policies:
- Ensure that all specimens are put away in insect-proof cabinets at the end of each day.
- Use the long-arm microscopes to view mounted material.
- Close all herbarium cabinets completely — the entire door should close tightly, top and bottom.
- Report any signs of recent insect damage or live insects (Lasioderma) to the staff.
All plant material entering the herbarium will be hard frozen, and this must be arranged by a staff member. The only non-frozen plant material permitted in the herbarium will be for identification by Mark Mayfield and must be delivered directly to him; if Dr. Mayfield is unavailable, such material will be deposited in the box outside of the main door.