After removal, destroy ticks by burning and treat bite wounds with a
b. Proper Wearing of the Uniform. When in tick-infested areas, personnel
should tuck their trousers snugly into their boots, roll their sleeves down, and button
c. Treating the Uniform with Repellent. The uniform should be treated with
repellent, known as clothing impregnant.
Impregnated clothing may protect the wearer from attack of ticks or
chigger mites for 4 to 6 weeks if the garment is not laundered.
In RMSF endemic areas, the garment should be reimpregnated after
This can be done either at unit level or at the laundry facility.
In addition to wearing a treated garment, repellent should be applied to
exposed skin surfaces.
d. Applying Repellent to Clothing. If treated clothing is unavailable, also
apply insect repellent to clothing in these areas:
As a moist band 1/2 inch wide on the inside of the trouser bottoms.
At the top of the boots.
Inside the waistband, the collar, and the sleeve cuffs.
Between the buttoned surfaces of the shirt fron.t
5-41. UNIT CONTROL MEASURES
As the military situation warrants, unit field sanitation teams may clear vegetation from
the unit area, destroy or otherwise reduce dog and other small animal populations, and
apply appropriate insecticides as recommended by the command entomologists or
preventive medicine officer.