Household perception and infestation dynamics of bedbugs among residential communities and its potential distribution in Africa

Abstract:

Bedbugs have experienced an extraordinary upsurge in the recent past across the world. This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the community perception of the pest outbreaks, the population dynamics, and dispersal patterns under different habitat systems. A survey was conducted within communities in nine counties in Kenya, where geographical coordinates of the sites of bedbug presence were recorded and maximum entropy distribution modelling (MaxEnt) was used to map and predict the potentially suitable habitat, while system thinking and system dynamics approach with Vensim PLE 8.0.9 software was applied to implement bedbug infestation dynamics. Our results indicated that majority of the respondents had ample knowledge on bedbugs and were concerned about the physico-psychologic and socio-economic health effects. Spatial distribution analysis showed regions in Kenya with optimal to suitable for bedbug occurrence in the whole country, and similar results were found at continental level across Africa. Furthermore, infestation dynamics results showed a rapid mobility of bedbug from one house to another. In terms of management strategies, the models showed that the combination of chemical with other control methods was considerably much more effective compared to the use of chemical approach only, appointing integrated pest management strategy as a better intervention approach in controlling the pest.
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APA

M., M (2024). Household perception and infestation dynamics of bedbugs among residential communities and its potential distribution in Africa. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/household-perception-and-infestation-dynamics-of-bedbugs-among-residential-communities-and-its-potential-distribution-in-africa

MLA 8th

M., Mbuta "Household perception and infestation dynamics of bedbugs among residential communities and its potential distribution in Africa" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/household-perception-and-infestation-dynamics-of-bedbugs-among-residential-communities-and-its-potential-distribution-in-africa. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

M., Mbuta . "Household perception and infestation dynamics of bedbugs among residential communities and its potential distribution in Africa". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/household-perception-and-infestation-dynamics-of-bedbugs-among-residential-communities-and-its-potential-distribution-in-africa >.

Chicago

M., Mbuta . "Household perception and infestation dynamics of bedbugs among residential communities and its potential distribution in Africa" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/household-perception-and-infestation-dynamics-of-bedbugs-among-residential-communities-and-its-potential-distribution-in-africa