EFFECTIVENESS OF GARLIC (Allium sativum) AND CHILI (Capsicum annuum) MIXTURE AS A COCKROACH (Blattaria) REPELLENT Proponents:
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In common Filipino households, ipis or cockroaches are very common. Cockroaches can cause a lot of health hazards. Roaches themselves do not have diseases, but can transmit germs with their hairy legs and sticky feet. An another health hazard is that cockroach feces can cause allergen sensitive individuals, especially children asthma. If you have hundreds of cockroaches in your walls, the feces will build up and become airborne. Maintaining a clean household is essential but cockroaches will appear from time to time. Using pesticides to eliminate these pests might be one of our solutions. But pesticides contain harmful chemicals that can severely harm the human nervous system. To avoid harmful effects of pesticides, using a safe and non-toxic remedy to exterminate cockroaches would be the best option.
The project seeks to carry out the following:
1.Produce a cockroach repellent that is cheap, accessible, and harmless to the human nervous system. 2.Test the improvised repellent to a number of cockroaches to see the repellent’s effectiveness. 3.Compare effectivity of garlic and chili cockroach repellent to a commercial repellent.
Review of Related Literature:
Pesticides are used to kill pests in most cases, because of this exposure to pesticides may pose risk to human health. The health effects of pesticides depend on the type of pesticide and the likelihood of exposure. Organophosphates and carbamates, affect the nervous system and others may irritate the skin or eyes. Some pesticides may be carcinogens while others may affect the hormone or endocrine system in the body (http://www.epa.gov/ opp00001/health/human.htm , August 12, 2012). Garlic (Allium sativum) and chilli (Capsicum annuum)...