Medical & Veterinary Entomology
The skilled entomologists and technicians of our Medical & Veterinary Entomology program provide field and laboratory services to protect
personnel from the health threat posed by pests and vector-borne diseases, and to minimize the adverse effects of
pesticides. Our services include:
Entomological Readiness Evaluation: A pre-deployment service, we will
come to your location and evaluate your unit's capability to prevent vector-borne disease casualties. Elements include
review of command and staff policies, unit training and equipment, and operational preparedness.
Vector-borne Disease Risk Assessment: We evaluate the threat to an
installation or field site by a specific vector-borne disease or suite of diseases. This service includes estimating the
impact of the problems and developing countermeasures.
Entomological Study: We take a comprehensive on-site look into solving a
specific pest management problem that could affect the health/well-being of personnel.
Entomological Training: A pre-deployment service, we will conduct on-site
training in all areas of entomology to include vector-borne disease assessment and control, pest surveillance and management,
and field sanitation.
DOD Pesticide Applicator Certification/Recertification Training: We conduct
the training courses to DOD-certify, and ensure continued certification of your personnel to apply pesticides as required
Insect and Rodent Identification Service: What is it? We identify insects,
rodents, spiders, etc. infesting subsistence, evaluate their resistance to pesticides, and recommend appropriate control
Pest Management Program Review: We will review your organization's pest
management program for safe, effective, and efficient operations that conform to regulatory requirements and sound pest
Entomological Consultation: We will provide technical advice in response
to telephonic or staff requests to solve a known problem faced by deployed units or troops.