An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Joint-base pest control manage insect population

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer
  • 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
Senior Airman Ibukunoluwa Adaba, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron pest manager, monitors his gear in between spraying insecticide at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 3, 2019. Twice a year, pest control specialists from the 386th ECES and 407th Expeditionary Support Squadron combine forces to spray a small section of AASAB that houses a significant amount of insects. Without regular maintenance, specialists say the base would experience a noticeable increase in insect populations across the installation, including disease-carrying mosquitos. Pest control spray before sunrise to increase the kill ratio before the insects dig underground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)