Public Health is one of the most complex areas for governments to deliver to its citizens. However, by focusing on the fundamentals of disease control and prevention, it is possible to deliver significant and sustainable improvements in life expectancy and quality of life.
Infectious diseases can be spread by:
- person-to-person contact.
- contaminated drinking water.
- contaminated food.
- contact with animals (vectors such as mosquitoes, rodents or livestock).
The role of Pest Control in public health is to prevent the spread of disease spread by animal vectors. Doing so it also has a significant benefit in preventing the contamination of food and drink by pests.
The principal pests that have a major impact on public health in India include:
mosquitoes (Risks include malaria, Chikungunya, dengue fever, yellow fever, Japanese B encephalitis).
- rodents (risks include Leptospirosis or Weil's diseases, cryptosporidiosis, hepatitis E, the plague and many parasites, such as fleas).
- cockroaches (risks include various food poisons such as E. coli and fecal allergens, as well as powerful allergens that can trigger asthma and allergies).
- house flies (Risks include food poisons, typhoid, dysentery and choler.
The best pratice are :
- Vector Borne Diseases
- Vector Control Programs
- IPMS Solutions