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Technical Guidance


AFPMB Technical Guide No. 24: Contingency Pest Management Guide
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 48: Contingency Pest and Vector Surveillance
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 38: Protecting Meal, Ready-to-Eat Rations (MREs) and Other Subsistence During Storage
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 39: Preparing DoD Pest Control Contracts and Assessing Contract Performance

Pests/Disease Vectors

Feral Animals
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 3: Feral Animal Risk Mitigation in Operational Areas
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 6: Delousing Procedures for Contingency Operations
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
Filth Flies
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 30: Filth Flies: Significance and Control in Contingency Operations
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 47: Aedes Mosquito Vector Control
Sand Flies
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 49: Sand Flies - Surveillance and Control in Contingency Operations

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)
Living Hazards Database (search by scientific name)
Living Hazards Database (search by country)


DoD Contingency Pesticides List
DoD Pest Management Materiel Other Than Pesticides List
Field Expedient Pest Management Techniques
AFPMB Technical Guide No. 13: Dispersal of Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Insecticides by Cold Aerosol and Thermal Fog Ground Application Equipment


AFPMB Technical Guide No. 31: Guide for Agricultural Preparation of Military Gear and Equipment for Redeployment
Defense Transportation Regulation 4500.9-R-Part V, “Customs,” August 2017, as amended
Department of Defense Foreign Clearance Guide
Ever wonder what drives retrograde cargo cleaning requirements or why you don't go through the same process for shipping household goods from OCONUS to CONUS? Here is a quick primer on the USTRANSCOM DoD Customs and Border Clearance Program which includes an overview of the policy drivers, roles and responsibilities, implementation and remedial actions.
DoDM 4140.65-M: Issue, Use and Disposal of Wood Packaging Material
Military Cooperator Agricultural Job Aid

Aircraft Disinsection

AFPMB Technical Guide No. 4: Disinsection of Military Aircraft
United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine: DoD Disinsection Competency Training

Risk Assessment

AFPMB Technical Guide No. 46: DoD Entomological Operational Risk Assessments

Personal Protection Measures

Department of Defense
Re-Treatment of Uniforms With Permethrin - New Guidance
New Technology to Protect Personnel Against Arthropod-Borne Disease Memo
Armed Forces Pest Management Board
AFPMB Recommendations on Protection Against Mosquito and Tick Bites for Non-military Personnel using DoD Lands
Technical Guide 36: Personal Protective Measures Against Insects and Other Arthropods of Military Significance
Uniform Permethrin Treatment Matrix
Army - Army Public Health Center (APHC)
DoD Insect Repellent System:
Army Public Health Center Permethrin Factory-Treated Army Combat Uniforms (ACU Permethrin):

Pest Management Operations - Reporting

DHA CarePoint Information Portal
Pesticide reporting – DD Form 1532 and DD Form 1532-1