Volume 76, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


An examination of peridomestic area organization and triatomine collection in an endemic village for Chagas disease (Jalisco State) identified the habitat of (dominant species) and the risk factors of peridomestic infestation. In 100 visited peridomestic areas, 369 structures (permanent, temporary, and natural) were submitted to active manual research of triatomines. Storage shelters had a higher infestation of than piles of brick and tile; baked clay material had higher degrees of infestation than others. The secondary species shares a wide range of peridomicilary habitats with . Peridomestic area infestation risks (evaluated with multivariate logistic regression analysis) are number of closed storage shelters, number of brick and tile piles, number of houses per peridomestic areas, and distance of peridomicile from natural environment. Because both species present great adaptability to different artificial habitats, strategies of control must involved improving the overall management of peridomestic areas to prevent stable colonization.


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  • Received : 16 Nov 2005
  • Accepted : 27 Nov 2006

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