b. Equipment. The Ento team has a variety of equipment that gives it much
greater capability than that of the Unit Field Sanitation Team.
The manually operated rotary duster is particularly well adapted to the
task of applying mosquito larvicides to rice paddies and other areas, which preclude the
use of wheeled vehicles.
The gasoline engine cowered backpack sprayer duster further enhances
The Ento team has skid mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) sprayers to
disperse insecticide for adult mosquitoes, as well as other power sprayers.
The Ento team also has the aerial Pesticide Dispersal Unit (PDU).
The PDU is a sling loaded on rotary wing aircraft.
The aircraft must be provided by the requesting unit.
-- The PDU can be configured to apply both liquid and granular
pesticide formulations to areas up to 1500 acres, or smaller areas that are inaccessible
to wheeled vehicles.
-- If areas exceed 1500 acres require spraying, the requesting unit
should submit a request for Air Force support.
Submit the request through normal air request channels.
-- The Air Force has fixed winged aircraft equipped for aerial spray
missions over very large areas.
Section IV. PESTICIDES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
a. Definition of Pesticide. A pesticide is a material, usually a chemical, used to
destroy unwanted plant or animal life. The term pesticide is, therefore, a broad term
embracing several categories: insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.
This section concerns primarily the insecticides.
b. Chemicals/Formulations. Many types of chemicals and formulations are
used in pest control operations. The insecticides, rodenticides, and other supplies
standardized for military issue have been carefully selected to provide a minimum
number of items with maximum military application and safety. With few exceptions,