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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 4)
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Survey of Arthropod Associated with Refuse Disposal Sites in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State

F.M. Banjo, A.D. Banjo and B.T. Fasunwon
Corresponding Author:  Banjo Folake Mary 

Key words:  Arthropods, health, municipality, refuse, vector, ,
Vol. 4 , (4): 381-384
Submitted Accepted Published
December 09, 2011 February 22, 2012 July 10, 2012

The aim of the study is to investigate the abundance of arthropod pests and its diversity at different refuse disposal sites in Ijebu Ode. A survey of some refuse dumps for the presence of arthropod associated with them was carried out in Ijebu-ode Local government Area, of Ogun state. The refuse dumps were randomly selected based on their location within the town, these included Ikangba housing Estate, Wasimi, Olisa, Mobalufon and Sabo areas. Different methods were used for the collection of these Arthropods: such as Handpicking, water traps, sweep net and sticky traps. Arthropods collected included members of the family Muscidae, Culicidae, Blattidae, Scolopendridae, Diplopodae, Gryllidae and Sparassidae. Musca domestica (Houseflies) were the most abundant (31.31%), while the least were Otiorrhynchus sulcatus (Coleoptera) (1.01%). Aedes egypti and Culex restuans (Diptera) accounted for 12.12%, Blatta lateralis (Blattodea) (10.61%) and Chromatopelma yaneopubescens (Araneae) (13.64%).The relative occurrence of these arthropods suggested the possibility of some vector borne diseases in Ijebu-Ode environs, hence the need for proper disposal of refuse to avert an epidemic status.
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F.M. Banjo, A.D. Banjo and B.T. Fasunwon, 2012. Survey of Arthropod Associated with Refuse Disposal Sites in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.  Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(4): 381-384.
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