Analysis of Effects of House Rodents among Farmers in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria

P. G. Kughur, E. T. Yanjoh, T. E. Ogbu
2020 Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension Economics & Sociology  
The study analyzed the effects of house rodents among farmers in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. Data were collected from primary source through the administration of structured questionnaire on 190 farmers' selected using a purposive random sampling technique. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Logit regression. Results revealed that females were 66.3%, 61.6% aged 20-30 years, 51.1% were married, 47.7% had the household size of 6-10 people, 53.3% had
more » ... 0 people, 53.3% had an estimated annual income of < ₦100,000.0. The results further indicated that 46.3% were civil servants, 49.5% occupied 4 rooms apartment, 84.2% furniture was destroyed, 76.3% used rodent glue pad for control, inconveniences ( = 3.04) was one of the major factors that influenced the method used for control of rodents and lack of finance ( = 3.15) was one of the major constraints faced in controlling house rodents. The results of Logit regression showed that sex (4.216) and major occupation (3.328) positively and significantly influenced the choice of method used for control at p < 0.005 and p < 0.010. It is recommended that public enlightenment on proper sanitation and methods of control should be carried out regularly to reduce the menace.
doi:10.9734/ajaees/2020/v38i830393 fatcat:dcdfkcgyk5bvbeknwqaq4x4xzm