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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(8), 2150-2159; doi:10.3390/ijerph6082150
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Door to Door Survey and Community Participation to Implement a New County Mosquito Control Program in Wayne County, North Carolina, USA

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1 Wayne County Health Department, Goldsboro, NC 27534, USA 2 East Carolina University, 3403 Belk, Greenville, NC 27858, USA 3 East Carolina University, 3405 Belk, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 23 June 2009 / Accepted: 22 July 2009 / Published: 31 July 2009
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Abstract

Community involvement in mosquito management programs provides more sustainable and effective organization and service. A door to door survey in Wayne County, NC carried out by student volunteers, resulted in 60 household responses. Residents had not previously experienced outreach from the county (88%), and 95% of them thought the student door to door survey was an effective form of outreach. One third of the residents thought mosquitoes were severe where they lived, but only 9% thought they had any containers in their yard that might breed mosquitoes. Only 15% of the residents were concerned about mosquito borne diseases. These responses provide evidence that outreach and education on mosquito control and diseases were necessary steps for future mosquito control community planning.
Keywords: community health; mosquito control; community survey community health; mosquito control; community survey
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Grantham, A.; Anderson, A.L.; Kelley, T. Door to Door Survey and Community Participation to Implement a New County Mosquito Control Program in Wayne County, North Carolina, USA. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2150-2159.

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