b. Various branches/sections (Insect and Rodent Control Section, Land
Management Branch, Fish and Wildlife Branch, etc.) provide the following pest
(1) Provide trained and certified personnel to accomplish pest control in
buildings and on grounds.
(2) Conduct pest management programs for the protection of personnel,
material, dry food stores, buildings, grounds, and other facilities.
(3) Provide inspection support for pest control work done by contract.
(4) Prepare statistical activity reports, as required.
The pest management program implements an IPM program to include:
a. The application of insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides, and fungicides;
trapping and baiting for rodent control; and all other pest control measures applied in
and under buildings to protect them, their occupants, and their contents from insects,
rodents, fungi, and related pests.
b. Measures for the management of pests on the grounds of Army installations
and, when applicable, in immediately adjacent areas. These may include the
preparation of requests for and assistance in the accomplishment of aerial application of
c. All measures applied for the management of pests in stockpiles of supplies
including subsistence, clothing, and other materials. These measures include
atmospheric fumigation; the use of insecticides and fungicides for the preservation of
lumber and other wood products; and the use of residual and space sprays, screening,
and all other operations utilized in the control of pests in stored materials.
d. Adequate training programs, under engineer supervision, for personnel
assigned to insect and rodent control operations, and cooperation with the installation
surgeon in training preventive medicine units in pest management techniques
applicable to theaters of operation.
Within the past few years, hundreds of new pesticides have been developed and
still newer pesticides are being tested. These new chemicals permit new approaches to
pest control through their residual and other actions. These newer pesticides,
unfortunately, may present a wide range of hazards in their use. Therefore, it is
imperative that personnel be carefully selected and certified for pest management