Extension Guidelines for Pest/ Vector Management in Human Habitations
The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (a unit under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare), Government of India, Hyderabad recently published a book entitled “Extension Guidelines for Pest/ Vector Management in Human Habitations”, looking at the zoonotic diseases transmitted by various common vector groups. The book has 14 chapters contributed by renowned experts in their fields of specialization having experience of around 30 years. The book is being circulated to all Public Health Departments, Local bodies and other extension agencies for adoption of simple and real time operational procedures (SOPs) for containing the vectors as well as pests in common human habitations. Although emphasis was given for Indian conditions, most of the management techniques would be common in other countries also.