Section I. GENERAL
CATEGORIES OF PESTICIDES
Pesticides are chemicals that are used to kill unwanted insects, animals, or
plants. Categories of pesticides used in the Army include the following.
a. Insecticides. Insecticides are chemicals used to kill insects or other closely
related arthropods, such as spiders, ticks, mites, and scorpions.
b. Rodenticides. Rodenticides are used primarily against rats and mice, but
their intended targets may also include such animals as gophers, rabbits, squirrels, and
other small rodents.
Fungicides. Fungicides are chemicals used to kill or prevent the growth of
d. Herbicides. Herbicides are chemicals used in controlling weeds or
STANDARD MILITARY PESTICIDES
a. The pesticides standardized for military issue have been carefully selected
to provide a minimum number of items with maximum military application and safety.
These items, if used as recommended, should provide satisfactory control of pests of
military importance. Standard pesticides are reviewed, updated, and approved
periodically by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board.
b. Pesticides are considered controlled items. Approval from higher
headquarters is required for their procurement. Because of their toxicity and/or
concentration, they may be applied only by, or under the direct supervision of, trained
and certified personnel. Such personnel are normally assigned to an installation
directorate of facilities engineering, a regional division of the U.S. Center for Health
Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM), or a preventive medicine
Situations may arise in which the staff pest management professional determines
that a nonstandard pesticide is required for a special program. When a nonstandard
time is required, the using unit must submit a request for local purchase to its approving
headquarters. The request will provide full justification of the need for the nonstandard
item. Pesticides discussed in this text that are nonstandard will be so identified.