Rodent Infestation in Khayelitsha Site C: Differences between the experiences of households in formal and informal settlements.

Year: 2019
Working paper number: 429
Author: Fezeka Lephaila
Unit: SSU
Abstract: 

This paper explores the experiences with rodent infestation of people living in Site C, Khayelitsha. The objective is to see if there are any appreciable differences between those living in shacks or formal houses. It draws on quantitative and qualitative data from the Khayelitsha Rodent Study (KRS) to show that rodents cause appreciable damage, especially in shack areas. Controlling for area type, rodent entry points in the floor and through the walls was statistically significantly associated with rodent damage. 

Publication file: WP 429 Lephaila.pdf

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