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Pesticide Management

Program Manager



The principle purpose of the IPMP is:

  • Align pest management program with installation mission
  • Establish procedures for implementation of the program
  • Integration with existing plans and procedures
  • Detail program components
  • Significant decrease (50%) in pounds of active ingredients introduced onto lands owned by the DOD
  • Appropriate selection, storage, transport, mixing, application, and clean-up of all pesticides/herbicides used on DOD properties
  • Appropriate responses to pest control accidents
  • Coordination with local and regional resources, county and state regulatory agencies, and DOD departments

Program Objectives:

  • Protection of our forces and personnel
  • Prevention of real property damage
  • Environmental enhancement
  • Quality of Life enhancement

The DOD requires detailed procedures for the implementation of the station Pest Management Program. Procedures are prescribed under the IPMP (Integrated Pest Management Plan). The IPMP is the method of choice for DOD pest management and disease vector control. The IPMP is a sustainable approach to managing pests and controlling disease vectors by combining applicable pest management tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks. The IPMP uses regular or scheduled monitoring to determine if and when treatments are necessary and employs physical, mechanical, cultural, biological, genetic, regulatory chemicals, and educational tactics to keep pest numbers low enough to prevent unacceptable damage or impact to mission readiness. Treatments are not made according to a predetermined schedule; rather they are made only when deemed necessary and where monitoring has indicated that the pest(s) will cause unacceptable economic, medical, or aesthetic damage. Treatments are selected and timed to be the most effective and least disruptive to the natural control of the pests. Least hazardous but effective pesticides/herbicides are used as a last resort. Pesticide applications are identified and logged in the NAVFAC Pesticide Managment Reporting System.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar-EMS