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Effectiveness of education for control of house dust mites and cockroaches in Seoul, Korea

Authors
 Kyoung Yong Jeong  ;  In-yong Lee  ;  Jongweon Lee  ;  Han-il Ree  ;  Chein-soo Hong  ;  Tai-soon Yong 
Citation
 KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY, Vol.44(1) : 73-79, 2006 
Journal Title
KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY
ISSN
 0023-4001 
Issue Date
2006
MeSH
Allergens/analysis ; Animals ; Blattellidae* ; Dermatophagoides farinae ; Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus ; Environment ; Health Education/standards* ; Insect Control/methods* ; Korea ; Periplaneta* ; Population Density ; Pyroglyphidae* ; Tick Control/methods*
Keywords
Blattella germanica ; Dermatophagoides farinae ; Periplaneta americana ; Periplaneta fuliginosa ; Periplaneta japonica ; Tyrophagus putrescentiae ; aeroallergens ; allergy prevention ; cockroaches ; house dust mites
Abstract
We evaluated the efficacy of health education in reducing indoor arthropod allergens in Seoul. The mite control measures comprised the use of mite-proof mattress and pillow coverings, regular washing of potentially infested materials, maintenance of a low humidity, removal of carpets, and frequent vacuum cleaning. Cockroach control measures included trapping, application of insecticides, and protecting food. Of 201 homes enrolled in October 1999, 63 volunteers were included in a 2-year follow-up survey between April 2000 and January 2002. Before intervention, the density of mites/g of dust varied greatly; 27.1/g in children's bedding, 20/g in adult bedding, 7.2/g on the floors of children's bedrooms, 6.8/g in sofas, 5.9/g on the floors of adult's bedrooms, 3.9/g on living room floors, 3.7/g in carpets, and 1.9 mites/g on kitchen floors. The predominant mite species and house percentages infested were; Dermatophagoides farinae 93%, D. pteronyssinus 9%, and Tyrophagus putrescentiae 8%. Comparing 1999 and 2001 infestations, before and after 25 mo of education, mite abundance was reduced by 98%, from 23.7 to 0.57 mites/g of dust. In 1999, cockroaches were detected in 62% homes: 36% Blattella germanica and 35% Periplaneta spp., including 9% double infestations of B. germanica and P. americana. Following intervention, cockroach infestation rates decreased to 22% of houses in 2000 and 23% in 2001. We conclude that continuous and repetitive health education resulted in the effective control of domestic arthropods.
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DOI
10.3347/kjp.2006.44.1.73
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Research Institute (부설연구소) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Environmental Medical Biology (환경의생물학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Yong, Tai Soon(용태순) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3445-0769
Ree, Han Il(이한일)
Jeong, Kyoung Yong(정경용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9887-1426
Hong, Chein Soo(홍천수)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/109319
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