How do I take care of my taxidermy?
Caring for taxidermy is similar to how you would care for a fur coat or wool sweater. Keep in a cool, relatively dry place away from direct sunlight. You should regularly clean and dust your piece, or store it in a glass case or cabinet. Although pieces are treated with insecticides, they are not permanent deterrents. Beetles and moths can be attracted to eating the hair or feathers of a totally clean piece, just as they do with fur and wool garments, so it is a good idea to take measures to keep your home bug free (see the section on insects). Depending on the mount, treatments can be done yearly by a professional exterminator, or you can take measures to keep your home clean and use pheromone baited moth traps to stay abreast of any possible issues.