Equipment

Assorted equipment will be procured and/or hired and deployed in readiness for locust control operations. This equipment will include vehicle-mounted sprayers, hand-held ULV sprayers, Knapsack sprayers, motorized sprayers, suitable vehicles and spray aircrafts. In addition, personal protective gear composed of overalls, hand gloves, face shields, nose masks, helmets and gum boots will be procured to enhance safety of control operators. These equipment will be procured centrally at PPSD and distributed to the respective control bases in readiness for control operations. In preparation for aerial spraying, airstrips close to the control sites will be assessed for their appropriateness.