e. Insecticide Dispenser. The aerosol insecticide dispenser (figure 1-4)
provides quick, effective "knock-down" of mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and other flying
insects. Its action is immediate, but of very short duration and provides virtually no
residual effect. After getting inside an insect bar, the occupant releases the insecticide
from the dispenser for approximately five seconds. This kills any insects that may have
gained access under the insect bar. The spray is also used in other enclosed spaces
such as tents, bomb shelters, and foxholes.
Figure 1-3. Insect bar on the folding cot.
Figure 1-4. Aerosol insecticide dispenser, 12-ounce.
f. Louse Powder. Lindane powder sprinkled into the clothing will provide
protection against such small arthropods as lice, fleas, ticks, mites, and bedbugs.
Lindane powder in the two-ounce sifter can is issued to soldiers for individual use. If
possible, the individual should take a bath before putting on the treated clothing. The
clothing should be dusted as follows:
Apply the powder inside the hat.