Army (DA) supply manuals with an established stock number and nomenclature.
Normally, only standard pesticides and pest control equipment will be used in pest
management operations. Standard pesticides and equipment are developed through a
continuing research program and in general are the safest, most efficient, and most
(1) Pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals used for prevention and control of a
large number of biological organisms. To prevent application of these materials where
unwarranted environmental contamination, risk to human health, or threat to fish and
wildlife could occur, procurement controls are required. Standard pesticides are
obtained through the Department of the Army supply channels. Even though so listed,
restricted-use pesticides must receive approval by MACOM Professional Pest
Management Personnel (MPPMP) for procurement.
(2) Equipment. The correct selection of pesticide dispersal equipment is
essential to the safe, effective, and economical control of pests. Installation
commanders are urged to obtain recommendations from the appropriate MPPMP
selection of equipment suitable to the needs of the installation.
b. Nonstandard Supplies and Equipment. "Nonstandard" items are defined
as those items not normally procured and issued through normal Army supply channels.
Purchases of nonstandard items required for pest management operations must receive
MPPMP approval prior to procurement. When such items are required, the using
activity must submit to its approving headquarters a request for local purchase. The
request will provide full justification of the need for the nonstandard items.
a. Supplies and Minor Equipment Items. Pest management shops should
have a standing operating procedure (SOP) established for the requisitioning of
supplies and minor pieces of equipment. Local approval must be obtained on all
requisitions. The supervisor must keep accurate records of all transactions in order to
maintain adequate stock levels of supply items. Seasonal items, except those which
can be procured locally as required, will be ordered sufficiently in advance to ensure
that the needs of the particular seasonal program or project can be met.
b. Equipment. Equipment items programmed on the Annual Equipment
Program Budget should be requisitioned through normal command channels for
approval and procurement. Such items must also be approved by the MPPMP.
Requisitions must contain complete justification of the need for the equipment and the
proposed use of each item.
c. Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment. Protective clothing and
equipment are essential to all operations which are inherently hazardous, which easily
become hazardous through unsafe acts, or which are made hazardous by existing
conditions such as ventilation, physical and biological hazards, atmospheric