Treat the outside of the BDU, insect headnet, and mosquito bednet.
Dry clothing (BDUs) thoroughly prior to wearing.
DO NOT apply permethrin to the skin.
DO NOT treat BDUs while they are being worn.
DO NOT treat underwear or inside the cap.
DO NOT inhale permethrin vapors.
c. Wear Uniform Properly.
Tuck pant legs into boots, roll sleeves down, and close the collar.
Wear the uniform loosely.
Check your clothing frequently. Repair any tears or holes in your
d. Take Malaria Pills. If you are in an area where malaria may be a problem,
you will be given medication to take. You will be told how many to take at one time and
when to take them (usually at mealtime). This medication, commonly referred to as
"malaria pills," will help to protect you from the full effects of the disease, but does not
make you immune to malaria.
e. Keep Yourself Clean. Wash yourself daily with soap and water or as often
as the tactical situation permits. Pay special attention to hairy regions of the body,
including armpits and groin, where insects may deposit their eggs. Use a buddy-system
to examine each other for the presence of ticks, lice, fleas, and mites. The buddy can
look at hard to see areas such as the back of the head.
f. Keep Uniform Clean. Your uniform should be washed at least once each
week to remove arthropods and their eggs. Use the supporting laundry unit if possible.
If one is not available, scrub the uniform with soap and water. A good washing will
eliminate ticks and mites that are on the uniform. Lice eggs in the seams of your
uniform can be killed if the uniform is washed in water heated to at least 140F.
g. Protect Yourself When Sleeping. When you rest at night, you don't want to
be bothered by insects. Your sleep is important. Protecting yourself against biting
arthropods at night includes the use of your bednet and the use of insect spray inside
Suspend the bednet above the sleeping area.
Tuck the edges of the bednet under the sleeping pad or bag.