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Pest and Vectors Technical Guidance


AFPMB Technical Guide No. 8: Surveillance Guide & Response Plan for the Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 26: Tick-borne Diseases: Vector Surveillance and Control
Tick and Tick-borne Disease Resource Primer

Stored Product Pests

AFPMB Technical Guide No. 27: Stored-Product Pest Monitoring Methods


AFPMB Technical Guide No. 34: Bee resource Manual with Emphasis on the Africanized Honey Bee

Stray/Feral Animals

AFPMB Technical Guide No. 37: Integrated Management of Stray Animals on Military Installations

Bed Bugs

AFPMB Technical Guide No. 44: Bed Bugs – Importance, Biology, and Control Strategies
Supplemental information:


AFPMB Technical Guide No. 47: Aedes Mosquito Vector Control
Aedes Control in Preparation for Zika
Oxford Journals Special Collection on Aedes aegypti and zika virus research
Strategy for control of zika virus transmitting mosquitoes on military installations
Vector surveillance log
Army Public Health Center Zika virus fact sheet

Sand Flies

AFPMB Technical Guide No. 49: Sand Flies – Surveillance and Control in Contingency Operations

Amphibians and Reptiles

Venomous snake safety video
DoD Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
IMAGE ALT TEXT HERE Snakes and Safety on Continental US Department of Defense Installations

Living Hazards

The Living Hazards Database (LHD) is a compilation of more than 500 species worldwide, which are reported to cause serious injury or death of humans. The LHD is intended to provide a concise, practical information source for use by medical, paramedical, first-responder personnel and medical planners supporting U.S. military personnel. Information on each species listed includes: description, habitat, behavior, known harmful effects, geographic distribution, taxonomy, and a representative image for most species.

For information about antivenom products, producers or sources, you can go to:, then search by the scientific name (genus and species) of the snake, spider, or scorpion.
Quick Cross Reference File (Developed by 1LT(P) Paula Mischler, U.S. Army)
Database (search by scientific name):
Database (search by country):