A Survey on Residential Areas Infestation to House Pests (Arthropods) in Kashan


avatar Rouhullah Dehghani 1 , * , avatar Gholamabbas Mosavi 2 , avatar Batool Ghasemi 1 , avatar Maasomeh Ghasemi 1 , avatar Marzieh Saheb 1 , avatar Roghieh Mohhamadi 1

Department of Environment Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
Department of Public Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

how to cite: Dehghani R , Mosavi G, Ghasemi B, Ghasemi M, Saheb M, et al. A Survey on Residential Areas Infestation to House Pests (Arthropods) in Kashan. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2013;15(12):e4333.


Background: Due to importance of arthropods as urban pest, such Health and Nutritional, Textile, Structural, Storage pest and role of them in human being, this study was done to show determine of houses infestation status to urban pest (Arthropods) city of Kashan in 2010.
Materials and Methods: A Descriptive-analytical study has been done on houses The houses were selected by cluster random and Urban pests of them, by use of hand lens were identified. The results were analyzed using abundance tables and SPSS-11.5 software and statistic tests χ2 and fisher exact.
Results: The results of study have shown that prevalence of urban pest, Health pest 99.6%, Nutritional pest 32.6%, textile and structural pest 37.4% were seen. Out of total houses, 98% mosquitoes, 96.4% ant, 92.6% fly, 78% cockroaches species, 56.8% spider, 37.6% termite, 34.6% storage pests, 12% clothes moth, 8.2% scorpion species, 3.6% bug, 3.2% tick and 2.6% millipede were identified.
Conclusion: The prevalence of infestation urban pest is high. Mosquitoes, ant, fly and cockroach were seen more the other. So methods control training, houses protection and solid and water waste management is being suggested.


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