Flashcards in NAVMED P 5052-26, U.S. Navy Shipboard Pest Management Manual Deck (25)
What is the most commonly-encountered pest aboard Navy ships?
The German Cockroach
German Cockroaches transmit pathogens that cause what?
Dysentery and diarrhea
Adult German Cockroach are approximately ___ inch long, and characterized by what behind their head?
1/2 inch long, characterized by 2 longitudinal stripes behind the head.
Nymphs will fully mature in how many days?
Adults nymphs can live up to __ year(s) and females can produce up to how many capsules in her lifetime?
1 year and up to 6 capsules
Pest Control Specialist should conduct a cockroach survey every __ weeks in food service areas, and weekly until cockroaches are ___.
Every 2 weeks, until no longer present
Key factors that support cockroach infestation are:
Food, Water, Warmth, Harborages
True or False: 2% aerosol and whitmire formulation pyrethrins are NOT recommended as pesticides.
False, they are Recommended approved pesticides.
Beetle larvae belonging to the family Dermestidae are covered in tiny hairs, if eaten, may cause serious what...?
May cause serious intestinal distress
True or False: The Dermestidae adults and larvae beetle are capable of penetrating both polyethylene and foil packaging.
Booklice (Psocids), almost transparent beetles that are 1mm long. One common Psocid is the Booklouse, it is often extremely abundant in what type of product?
Stored grain product
Conduct onboard inspections of all replensishes within how many hours of receipt?
Within 48 hours
True or False: Personnel responsible for maintaining the storage space should conduct biweekly storage inspections.
Medical Department personnel should inspect storerooms at least how often..?
Minimum requirements for submitting specimens include...(DD FORM 1222)
-at least 2 specimens in 70% ethyl alcohol
-Adult moths should be submitted dry in vials without alchohol
-use tissue not cotton at the end of each vial to prevent movement of the specimen.
Products require disposal when the insects are found within inspected packages, as follows...
-One or more dermestid larva, adult, or skin per lot
-Three or more flour beetle (Tribolium) larvae or adults per pound of product
-Seven or more of any other insects (Larvae or adults) per pound of product
Lightly infested food (6 or less living organisms) should be immediately removed, placed in freezer for __ hours, and used as soon as possible
72 hours in freezer
72 hours of freezer time will not kill the insects in infested food, it will stop the development of infestation. To kill all insects, food must be stored in freezer for how long in what Temperature?
In freezer for two weeks in 0 degrees F or below
Fumigation aboard ship requires whos approval?
Navy Medical Entomologist
What type of Rat are excellent swimmers, prefer meat and fish, grains, vegetables, and fruit?
Norway Rat (aka: common rate, brown rat, water rat, sewer rat)
What type of Rat are most common aboard ships and are excellent climbers. Prefer seeds, cereals, vegetables, and fruits. But may also prefer leather goods, chocolate, and even weaker members of their own kind.
Use a black light to view rodent urine. Fresh urine fluoresces a ___ color. Old urine appears ____.
Fresh: lime-green. Old: Bluish-white
Rat Guards must be placed at least how many feet from the pier and greater than how many feet from the ship?
6 feet from the pier, 2 feet from the ship
Replace bait every how many days when using rat traps?
Every 2 days