Artwork a Home for Bugs

Many people turn down the air-conditioner while away for the summer. You may be inviting bug infestations.

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We received the following story from the Waterwheel Art Gallery.

Many of our neighbors who call Amelia Island home do not live here year round, and this is something everyone should be aware of to protect your art and other valuable household items.

“Recently, a client dusted a piece of art that hangs in a darker part of the room only to find an amazing site. What looked like wet sand under the glass turned out to be the remnants of a possible termite infestation.

Many people turn down the air-conditioner while away for the summer. Any change in environment can act as a catalyst for insect or other damaging infestations. In this case, moisture behind or near the artwork may have acted as a gateway for the insects to enter the back of the artwork. These types of infestations should be dealt with by a professional exterminator.

Take the time to inspect your art regularly. Take it off the wall and look at the back. Often moisture can be present and not seen from the front. If you have any questions, bring in your artwork for a free inspection, or schedule an in-home consultation.”

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