The Effectiveness of the Insecticidal Property of Acacia Seeds and Bark Against Termites

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Cebu City National Science High School
Salvador Street, Labangon, Cebu City

RESEARCH
PROPOSAL

“The Effectiveness of the Insecticidal Property of Acacia Seeds and Bark against Termites”

Submitted by:
Trishia Naivee C. Diloy
II-Oryza

Submitted to:
Mrs. Alita S. Labiaga
Integrated Biology Teacher

“The Effectiveness of the Insecticidal Property of Acacia Seeds and Bark against Termites”

Abstract
The researcher would like to find out if the Acacia seed decoction is an effective alternative to the commercial pesticide in killing termites. The materials used in this study are very abundant here in our country and it can be easily seen anywhere. The main material used, the Acacia seed, was boiled (the process is commonly called decoction) to be able to get the chemical that can possibly kill termites. In this study, the data shows that it can kill termites but more termites were killed in using commercial ones. Indeed, it can be an alternative pesticide for those who doesn't have enough budget. It is cheaper and easy to make.

Introduction

Acacia is a tropical tree can is commonly found here in the Philippines. It is a source of wood that can be used in building house, making furnitures and other wooden works or decorations. Termites digest food and their food are pieces of wood, paper and other materials containing cellulose.They do much damage to wooden works making their foundation weak. In this study, I want to find out if Acacia seed is feasible as a pesticide. Thus, helping them avail and make this pesticide at home with cheaper money, lesser time and effort, and an organic one. The researcher got the idea of the study based on some data that shows Acacia seed contains saponins, tannins, alkaloids, reducing agents-glycossides, carbohydrates which have the capacity to kill termites.

Statement of the Problem
This study aims to test whether the Acacia seed decoction is feasible as a pesticide. Specifically,...
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