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


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

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

2 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.


Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (12); e4333
Published Online: April 22, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: July 28, 2012
Accepted: December 03, 2012


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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