Entomology and Pest Management

DoD Pesticide Hotline & Pesticide Use Reporting

Last Updated: July 25, 2018
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‚ÄčPlease feel free to call the Pesticide Hotline, a service provided by the Entomological Sciences Division.  We remain dedicated to providing the entire DoD community the quality services that have been synonymous with the Hotline for many years.

COMM 410-436-3773 / DSN 312-584-3773

Common services available from the Hotline include:

  • Pesticide Labels -- obtain copies of pesticide labels, assist in interpreting label information and provide the federal and state registration status of a particular product
     
  • Pesticide Regulation -- interpreting/citing regulations pertaining to pest management, pesticide handling and usage
     
  • Pesticide Selection -- assist with selection of the most appropriate products for the specific pest situation
     
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) -- provide general information on pest biology, (i.e. life cycle, habitat, host preference) to maximize control efforts and minimize reliance on pesticides
     
  • Pesticide Application -- provide information on the equipment and personal protective measures required for specific applications
     
  • Environmental Concerns -- provide assistance in recognizing potential environmental issues and suggest alternative strategies and countermeasures
     
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) -- obtain copies of pesticide SDSs and assist in understanding the properties of a particular product
     
  • Fact Sheets -- produce, provide and/or locate fact sheets and educational materials on pesticide active ingredients, pest biology, surveillance and control measures
     
  • Plant/Animal Identification Services -- coordinate identification services to ensure timely/accurate identification of a particular plant/animal specimen or image   
     
  • DoD Expert Locator Assistance -- Identify unique DoD resources best equipped to assist the customer's specific needs 

  • Deployment Pesticide Application Data Archiving -- receive pesticide application data generated during deployments from all the services and upload into the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System (DOEHRS) for permanent archiving.  DoD requires that all pesticides applied during military operations, excluding skin and arthropod repellents, be recorded and permanently archived.  Application data should be recorded on the Pest Management Report (DD Form 1532)/Pest Management Maintenance Record (DD Form 1532-1) External Link    Excel spreadsheet posted on the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB) website before submitting for archiving.

  •    References

a.  DoD Instruction 4150.07, DoD Pest Management Program, 28 May 2008 External Link (Incorporating Change 1, September 15, 2017)

b.  DoD Instruction 6490.03, Deployment Health, 11 August 2006 External Link (Certified Current as of Sep 30, 2011)

c.  DA Pam 40-11, Preventive Medicine, 22 July 2005 External Link (Rapid Action Revision (RAR) Issue Date:  Oct 19, 2009)

 

The DoD Pesticide Hotline is a service provided by the APHC: Contact us for additional information.