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Table 8 Participants’ reasoning as to why there was an initial decrease followed by an increase in mosquito and other insect numbers

From: Acceptability and effectiveness of a monofilament, polyethylene insecticide-treated wall lining for malaria control after six months in dwellings in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Reason Huts (n = 5) Houses (n = 3)
Lining stopped working 100 % (5/5) disagreed 100 % (3/3) disagreed
More mosquitoes after heavy rain 100 % (5/5) agreed 100 % (3/3) agreed
Always more mosquitoes later in the season 100 % (5/5) agreed 67 % (2/3) agreed
Other N/A One response “When many fruits rotten they can cause many mosquitoes”