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Re: silverfish, OT?



Hmmm, but moth balls are toxic. That's why I don't use them in my home.
 
Are there any silverfish alternatives that are non-toxic?
 
Paul
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: BOB KISS
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 8:03 AM
Subject: RE: termites, OT?

DEAR PAUL,

            Thanks.  I have already dealt with the silverfish problem by using moth balls in all my storage areas.  Doug Ishimura (sp?) from the RIT Image Permanence Institute told me that moth balls would not adversely affect silver or pt/pd prints. 

                        CHEERS!

                                    BOB

 


From: Paul Viapiano [mailto:viapiano@pacbell.net]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 11:57 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: termites, OT?

 

Make sure that you are in fact dealing with termites...silverfish love to feed on paper and starch-based products and are very common in many households.

 

Paul

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Marek Matusz

Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 7:46 AM

Subject: RE: termites, OT?

 

Heat will also kill any pests, but I am not sure what temperature is needed and heat might be more detrimental to old paper.
Marek

> Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:37:39 +0100
> From: info@permadocument.be
> Subject: RE: termites, OT?
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
>
> Yes Bob, Diana is absolutely right. You have to seal your package in a
> waterproof way.
> Good Luck,
> Roger
>
>
> Roger Kockaerts
> Atelier pH7
> 7 rue des Balkans
> B-1180 Brussels
> www.permadocument.be
>
>
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Diana Bloomfield [mailto:dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net]
> EnvoyÚ : vendredi 14 novembre 2008 16:02
> └ : alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Objet : Re: termites, OT?
>
> Hi Bob,
>
> You'd need to protect the photographs and the albums, of course--
> wrap them up some secure way-- but you could simply put them in the
> freezer for maybe 72 hours. That should work without any need for
> chemicals. Again, only if you can sufficiently protect the images,
> but I *believe* that's a successful way to rid yourself of anything
> that might still be alive.
>
> On Nov 14, 2008, at 8:09 AM, BOB KISS wrote:
>
> > DEAR LIST,
> > This may be off topic but this list is an excellent source of info
> > and, because my question deals with papers, some others might also
> > like to
> > know the answers.
> > I have just received, in trust, three albums of photos from 1925 to
> > 1961. They have some tell tale termite holes in the pages of the
> > albums. I
> > want to protect the photos and I certainly cannot afford to bring live
> > termites into my home. My hope is for y'all to recommend some
> > chemical that
> > I can place in a very large zip lock baggie with each album (but
> > not in
> > contact with it), seal it for the correct amount of time to allow
> > the chem
> > to fumigate the album.
> > What chemical would kill termites but not harm photos?
> > CHEERS!
> > BOB
> >
> > Please check my website: http://www.bobkiss.com/
> >
> > "Live as if you are going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you are
> > going to
> > live forever". Mahatma Gandhi
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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