THE ENTO TEAM
Commander: Medical Entomologist
XO: Environmental Science Officer
-- 91S, Preventive Medicine Specialists
-- 63B, Small Engine Mechanic
Section III. PEST CONTROL OPERATIONS
PEST CONTROL TASKS
To effectively control arthropod-borne diseases, pest control tasks must be
distributed among the various organizational elements according to their capabilities.
Individuals have the task of implementing all possible personal protective
FIELD SANITATION TEAM
a. Tasks. The Unit Field Sanitation Team conducts insect and rodent control
measures within the unit area. This is commonly referred to as unit-level preventive
medicine. Team members may perform the various tasks themselves, or they may
supervise other members of the unit in the performance of the tasks. These tasks may
include any of the following:
The elimination of mosquito breeding sites such as ground pools and tire
depression; "policing" the area for artificial breeding sites, such as tin cans and other
containers; and treating fire barrels with oil or larvicides.
Supervising the placement and maintenance of rodent bait stations and
the application of insecticide dust for the control of rodent ectoparasites.
Ensuring the proper disposal of liquid and solid wastes.
Maintaining, when in malarious areas, a roster of personnel for the
malaria chemoprophylaxis program.
Conducting periodic food service sanitation inspections.