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Table 4 Knowledge of the respondents about the prevention measures for house flies

From: A cross sectional survey of knowledge, attitude and practices related to house flies among dairy farmers in Punjab, Pakistan

  Multan Lahore Faisalabad Shorkot Total
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Are house flies preventable?
-Yes 20 (38.46) 21 (42.00) 13 (30.23) 12 (42.86) 66 (38.15)
-No 5 (9.62) 5 (10.00) 5 (11.63) 2 (7.14) 17 (9.83)
I don’t know 27 (51.92) 24 (48.00) 25 (58.14) 14 (50.00) 90 (52.02)
Knowledge about preventive/control measures
House flies can be controlled/prevented by
-using fly papers 1 (1.92) 2 (4.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 3 (1.73)
-using insecticides 6 (11.54) 3 (6.00) 3 (6.98) 2 (7.14) 14 (8.09)
-sanitation 16 (30.77) 16 (32.00) 11 (25.58) 8 (28.57) 51 (29.48)
-using fans 6 (11.54) 3 (6.00) 1 (6.98) 1 (3.57) 11 (6.36)
-planting mint (Mentha spp.) 4 (7.69) 2 (4) 1 (2.33) 2 (7.14) 9 (5.20)
-using neem (Azadirachta indica) essential oil 15 (28.85) 9 (18) 7 (16.28) 8 (28.57) 39 (22.54)
-using electric fly killer 11 (21.15) 15 (30) 17 (39.53) 8 (28.57) 51 (29.48)
I don’t know any measure 4 (7.69) 6 4 (7.69) 0 14 (8.09)
  1. Total percentage of most of the categories exceed that of 100% due to multiple responses.