Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

EMu's integrated pest management enables institutions to record details about the type and location of traps used to capture pests, what was found in a trap at a given date and time, which objects / specimens in the collection are involved in an infestation, what inspections are planned, and what actions have been taken.

A rich suite of reports for analysing pest trap data is provided, including a sophisticated visualisation tool for identifying and tracking infestations within your institution.

Two modules provide pest management support in EMu:

  • Traps

    Records information about the type and location of traps used by an institution to capture pests.

  • Pest Events

    Records details about what was found in a trap at a given date and time, which objects / specimens in the collection are involved in an infestation, what inspections are planned, and what actions have been taken.

A comprehensive set of reports provides graphical data about the prevalence of pests within your institution.

The two modules and a range of Excel Pivot Table reports are included in the EMu Art and EMu Museum clients by default. They are available to all other clients on request and at no additional cost.

EMu's Integrated Pest Management facility also includes a powerful, web-based tool for visualising your pest data on interactive maps and floor plans of your institution.

To run an IPM report:

  1. Search for records in the Pest Events module.

    Search by date range, trap, location and / or pest:

    Trap Events

  2. From the Ribbon, select Home>Reports.

    The Reports box displays with a list of pre-configured Excel Pivot Table reports and (if you have a licence for the IPM facility) the IPM Report:

    Note: The IPM Report may be named differently in your EMu system.

  3. Select a report, e.g. Common Name By Date Pivot Table.
  4. Click Report to generate the report using the currentClosedThe record currently displayed in Details View or highlighted in List View (there is a faint dotted line around it). It is only possible to have one current record at a time. record or selectedClosedA selected record is one that has been chosen either on its own or to as part of a group of records. It is usual to select the records you want to be affected by an operation before performing the operation. Selected records are used in many instances, e.g. when a number of records are to be: discarded, saved in a group, or attached to another record. A selected record displays on screen with a blue background when in List View. records

    -OR-

    Click Report All to generate the report using all listed records.

    In this case, MS Excel will open with various tabs holding:

    • Raw data
    • A Pivot Table
    • A chart - a graphical representation of your data along with various filtering options:

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    Note: EMu's Integrated Pest Management facility also includes a powerful, web-based tool for visualising your pest data on interactive maps and floor plans of your institution. This graphical, interactive IPM facility (variously called the IPM Report, Pest Mapper and Pest Viewer) is a separately licensed EMu option. See The IPM Report: a graphical, interactive visualisation tool for details.