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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF RESIDENT- BASED MOSQUITO CONTROL THROUGH CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOR ALONG A SOCIOECONOMIC GRADIENT

dc.contributor.advisorLeisnham, Paul Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorBodner, Danielle Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-05T06:43:12Z
dc.date.available2015-02-05T06:43:12Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M27W3X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16120
dc.description.abstractControlling mosquito abundances in urban landscapes requires management of water-holding containers by residents. We tested the hypothesis that print materials reduce human exposure to mosquitoes through improved resident knowledge and behaviors across urban landscapes. Households that varied in socio-economic status were administered knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) surveys in 2010 and 2012, and had their yards surveyed for container habitats in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Half of the households received education materials in 2011 and 2012. During the summer of 2013, larval and adult abundances were measured across four socioeconomically-diverse neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD. Our education intervention was insufficient to motivate residents to reduce containers. Source reduction was predicted by improvements in knowledge and education intervention. Overall adult abundances were heterogeneous across neighborhoods, and adult Aedes albopictus abundances were predicted by the infested container index. Future research needs to examine socio-ecological processes that may differentially affect immature vs. adult habitats.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTHE EFFECTIVENESS OF RESIDENT- BASED MOSQUITO CONTROL THROUGH CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOR ALONG A SOCIOECONOMIC GRADIENTen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Technologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental scienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEcologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAedes albopictusen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIntegrated Mosquito Managementen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledKAP questionnairesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpassive educationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsource reductionen_US


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