Meaning, Types and Prevention of Household Pests (Primary 5)

Last Updated on January 12, 2021 by Alabi M. S.

HOME ECONOMICS

PREVOCATIONAL STUDIES

FIRST TERM 

WEEK 10

PRIMARY 5

THEME – HOME CLEANING 

 PREVIOUS LESSON – CLEANING DIFFERENT SURFACES IN THE HOME 

TOPIC – HOUSEHOLD PESTS 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to –

  1. explain what household pest means.
  2. mention 5 household Pests.
  3. discuss some preventive measures for household pest.

 

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

  1. Chart showing different types of household pests.
  2. Cleaning materials.
  3. insecticides and pesticides.

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information

 

Useful Link for First Term Scheme of Week and Plan Lesson Note for Home Economics Primary 4, 5 and 6

 

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON  

INTRODUCTION – HOUSEHOLD PESTS 

MEANING OF HOUSEHOLD PEST

They are harmful insects and animals. They are dangerous to health. They often carry diseases. They are commonly found in dirty houses and surroundings e.g. rats, cockroaches etc.

 

TYPES OF HOUSEHOLD PESTS 

  1. Mice
  2. Mosquitoes
  3. Rats
  4. Housefly
  5. Bedbugs
  6. Weevils, etc.

 

PREVENTION OF HOUSEHOLD PESTS 

  1. Maintain good hygiene
  2. Keep the house properly ventilated and lit.
  3. Dispose house hold refuse promptly and properly.
  4. Destroy all possible breeding and hiding spaces for mosquitoes and other pests.
  5. Store and cover food properly Destruction of house hold pests.
  6. Avoid leaving stagnant water in broken cans bottles and pots around the house.
  7. Cover all holes, cracks or spaces that are likely hidden places for rats, insects and other pests.
  8. Put mosquitoes netting screen over windows and doors.
  9. Spray the house with suitable insecticides

 

EFFECTS OF PEST IN THE HOME 

  1. They are harmful to man and his environment.
  2. They carry disease that cause infections.
  3. They eat and damage food and article in the home.
  4. Rats and rodents can cause Lassa fever Proper ways of cleaning the house.
  5. Open windows to allow ventilation.
  6. Remove cobwebs.
  7. Sweep the cupboard, shelves, wardrobe etc.
  8. Sweep the floor regularly. Dusting the house and house hold furniture.
  9. Cut bushes around you.

 

 

PRESENTATION

  • To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Explains the meaning of household pests with examples.
  3. Pupil’s Activities – Explain the meaning of household pests with some examples.
  4. Guides the pupils to discuss how household pests can be controlled.
  5. Pupil’s Activities – Fully participate in how household pests can be controlled.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
  • Next Lesson – Effects of Pests in the Home

 

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Pupils to –

  1. explain what household pest means.
  2. mention 5 household Pests.
  3. discuss some preventive measures for household pest.

 

 

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