Problem and Its Background
Among household pests, cockroaches are the most numerous and harmful. No household, whether in a city or in the farthest barrio, Is spared the creeping presence of these germ-ridden and foul-smelling brown monsters. Cockroaches carry on their slimy bodies bagful of germs and bacteria that could make any member of the family suffer various diseases.
Ridding itself of cockroaches or at least reducing them to a minimum should be the goal of every household if it wants to spare itself from the high cost of medical care. At present, commercial insecticides used to kill cockroaches are very costly which households can hardly afford. Finding a less costly way of eliminating cockroaches would go a long way in helping households financially. If malunggay leaves which are abundant in most places in the Philippines could be developed into an effective insecticide against cockroaches, Filipino households would benefit a great deal both in terms of better health for its family members and more savings. Background of the Study
In our communities today, many people are trying very hard finding different ways of killing disease-bearing insects such as cockroaches in their houses. In our neighborhood, there are lots of cockroaches, some creeping on the ground and others flying over people’s heads. To help our neighborhood solve this problem, this project intends to find out if malunggay leaves could be used as insecticide to kill cockroaches. Statement of the Problem/Objectives
This study aims at making malunggay leaves extract a cockroach killer. It has specific questions to be answered:
a) Can malunggay leaves extract be used as a cockroach killer?
b) Can people use malunggay leaves extract as a cockroach killer as effectively as commercial insecticides? General Objective:
1. To investigate whether malunggay leaves extract can be used as a cockroach killer. Specific Objectives:
1. To be able to use malunggay...
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