“CAN CACAO LEAVES KILL PESTS?”
SUBMITTED BY: LOUIE ANNE C. DIVINAGRACIA
SUBMITTED TO: MADEL F. VALENCIA
A. Background of the study
We all know that insects can be seen everywhere and the only way to prevent these insects are to use insecticides. For us, a house is a place of residence. It is usually a place in which an individual or a family can rest, store personal property, and prepare food in able for the house fulfils its function, we need to eliminate some factors that disturb us in doing these things. Examples are the insects. One of the easy ways to prevent insects is to use insecticides. This is the reason why I decided to make a liquid insecticide. There are many commercially available liquid insecticides in the market. The commonly used commercial liquid insecticide in the Philippines is quite unaffordable that is why we use chemical that may cause irritation. I planned to use all natural ingredients in the liquid insecticide in this study. Since the ingredient to be used is natural, the liquid insecticide to be made is more affordable and environment friendly. I also conducted this study because I wanted to show that the natural product insecticide can compete with those chemically made products. I wanted to prove that natural product insecticide are as effective as those chemically made insecticides, but even safer, human friendly, eco-friendly and cheaper. B. Statement of the problem
The main problem of the study is to find out how can the cacao leaves be an effective insecticide. Specifically, it answers the following questions:
1. Can the cacao be an effective insecticide?
2. Which insecticide is more effective, natural or chemically made insecticide? 3. What can we benefit from using insecticides made form cacao leaves? 4. Is it possible to make an effective liquid insecticide out of the cacao leaves and eucalyptus? 5. Will the insects die once there sprayed with an insecticide?
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