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Disaster Manual: Rodent, Insect and Mold Infestation

A comprehensive collection of links to resources for disaster prevention, recovery, training, and outreach.

Rodent, Insect and Mold Infestation

Many species of insects and fungi can damage library materials. Mold will discolor and weaken
paper and bindings and insects and rodents attack library materials. Even with fumigation to
control these pests these problems may still occur.


  • Notify the Senior Director of Library Services (or designee).
  • Report damage of affected areas immediately to the Maintenance Department.
  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 5 pm: 557-7357 or 557-7359.
  • Monday – Friday, 5 pm -11 pm, Saturday 7 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 7 pm: 557-5000 (Campus Safety).
  • Friday 5 pm until Monday 7:00 a.m.: 557-5000 (Campus Safety).