ST. WILLIAM’S INSTITUTE
Magsingal, Ilocos Sur
Effectiveness of Garlic and Chilli Mixture as a Cockroach Repellent
An Investigatory Project
In partial fulfillment of the requirements in the subject Science III (CHEMISTRY)
MRS. LOVELYN TUGARE
AGCAOILI, JACEL ANNE A.
TOLOSA, JAY MARK B.
VERAZON, DEOUS MHAR P.
Date: August 20, 2011
Background of the Study Garlic (Allium sativum) and Chilli (Capsicum annuum) are usually seen in the kitchen. They are both used in cooking as condiments. According to the past research of the researchers, Allium sativum is effective as a pesticide while Capsicum annuum is one best ingredient in making a mosquito killer. And because of this idea, the researchers planned to combine the two to conduct a cockroach repellent since cockroaches are the most common household pests. Cockroaches have acrid odor that may permeate item with which they come in contact and transmit bacteria responsible for diseases in humans. Having many cockroaches at home is really unsafe. The researchers want to help the community to prevent contaminated food done by cockroaches in just a simple way, and that is conducting a cockroach repellent.
Statement of the Problem
• How effective is the garlic and chilli mixture as a cockroach repellent? • Does the said cockroach repellent cheaper than the commercial ones? • Will this cockroach repellent affects the health of a person who accidentally took it?
Significance of the Study In choosing this project, the researchers want to contribute knowledge in maintaining good health and cleanliness at home. Maintaining cleanliness at home is preventing household pests especially the very common, cockroaches. Once cockroaches invade your house and you’re not able to eliminate them, they will multiply so fast that you will be surprised to see much of them in weeks. That’s why the