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COSTUME AND TEXTILES
If pests are discovered with historic costumes, they can be frozen for 2 weeks in a domestic freezer, or 1 week in an industrial one to kill the pest. Wrap and seal in a polythene bag or parcel before freezing. A gentle insecticide can prevent pests returning to a stored box without damaging the fabric.