Entomology and Pest Management 
Bed Bug 
Information on protecting the Soldier from the health threat posed by vector-borne disease and medically important pests and to minimize the adverse effects of pesticides.

Entomological Sciences Program Contact Information

Periodic Publications and Surveillance Reports

           Army Public Health Weekly Update
           Army Vector-borne Disease Reports
           Zoonotic Disease Summary

In the News__________________________________________________________________

APHC Zika Virus News and Updates

**Check out the APHC Entomology Product Page**

Italy:  Transmission dynamics of the ongoing chikungunya outbreak in Central Italy:  from coastal areas to the metropolitan city of Rome, summer 2017 External Link

South America:  Three South American countries report recent yellow fever cases External link

Data from meeting indicate 2nd mosquito feeding key to Zika spread External Link

Hot Topics_________________________________________________________________________________________

           Control of Mosquitoes in and around the Home                               BG Sentinel 

            TG 369                                 TG 370                               TG371_US Mosquito Genera 2016       

Video:  Control of Mosquitoes in and around the Home 
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Fact Sheet:  Chiggers

Poster:  Mosquitoes Suck External Link

Poster:  Venomous Reptiles of the United States and Canada External Link

Wallet Card:  DoD Insect Repellent System External Link 

Technical Guides 369370 and 371 - Mosquito Genera Identification Keys

Video:  BG-Sentinel 2 Mosquito Trap



APHC Entomology Products

Products produced by APHC pertaining to Entomology.

Arthropod Vector Rapid Detection Devices

Arthropod Vector Rapid Detection Devices (AV-RDD) are hand-held assays that can be used to determine whether arthropods are infected with pathogens capable of infecting deployed personnel.

Deployment Pest Management

This site is designed to provide military entomologists with vital information when planning for deployment, executing their responsibilities while deployed and ways to share your lessons learned post-deployment.

DoD Insect Repellent System

The DoD insect repellent system is used against arthropods of military significance.

EZORA: Entomological and Zoonotic Operational Risk Assessments

An Entomological and Zoonotic Operational Risk Assessment (EZORA) provides risk estimates for vector-borne and zoonotic diseases in a particular country.

Macropod Imaging

The Macropod is a portable macro imaging device that can be set up in the field for ultra-high resolution photography of insect vectors and rapid posting to the internet for species identification.

Mapping Pest Populations

Map insect populations with GIS to achieve enhanced pest control with reduced effort.

Mosquito Borne Disease and Control

This page provides informational products on mosquito identification, the diseases that they can transmit and their control on military installations.

Permethrin Factory-Treated Army Combat Uniforms (ACU Permethrin)

Information on the safety, effectiveness and proper care of the permethrin factory-treated Army Combat Uniform (ACU Permethrin). Wearing permethrin-treated uniforms is a key component of the DoD Insect Repellent System.

Pesticide Use Reporting and Recording

Deployed units are required to record daily pesticide use, consolidate and forward the reports monthly to APHC for archiving.


DoD Pesticide Hotline

DoD Pesticide Hotline services include pesticide labels, regulation, selection, integrated pest management, application, environmental concerns, safety data sheets, plant and animal identification, and DoD expert locator.

Human Tick Test Kit Program

A free tick identification and testing service for Department of Defense health care facilities.

Insect Resistance to Insecticides

Resistance of insects to insecticide, control success, evaluating possibility of insect resistance, factors causing resistance, resistance testing

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