Chili and Kamias as Moquito Repellant

1 January 2017

In our world, the taste of the chili was not famous to some people because it is spicy, hot, and very less aroma when eaten but because of its taste it is later on found out that chili was a good mosquito killer because of its pesticidal property while kamias was also used as spice but it was discovered that it has properties such as astringent, stomachic, refrigerant and antiscorbutic. Other researchers use kamias as wine but in this research the proponents was to test the properties of kamias fruit with chili as a mosquito killer.

This study is done by the researcher to give importance to the chili and kamias fruit. Not just in food, but the researchers wanted to produce a mosquito killer out of them. For all we know that chili has been tested and proven to be the one good ingredient in mosquito killer making and what if it is added by the acidic property of kamias fruit? The researchers wanted to know the effect of the combined property of each fruit. Statement of the Problem

This study tried to determine the effectiveness of the chili and kamias mixture as a deterrent for insects such as flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches.  The experiment is done by spraying various concentrations of chili and kamias extract on plants and insects to determine the affectivity as well as the toxicity of these mixtures. Specifically, it aims to answer the following questions: 1. Does the said mosquito killer (chili and kamias) is less expensive than to all the commercial ones. .

Will this mosquito killer (chili and kamias) can disturb the health/kill the person who accidentally took it. Hypothesis 1. This mosquito killer (chili and kamias) is cheaper than the commercial ones because the ingredients/materials to produce this mosquito killer (chili and kamias) is cheap and are copious in hot countries like in the Philippines. 2. The side effects of the mosquito killer (chili and kamias) will only occur if it is accidentally taken by anyone.

Significance of the Study The said mosquito killer (chili and kamias) was produced to contend to the commercial ones which were expensive. And help our country to kill mosquitoes for we have many chili and kamias fruits in our country. Scope and Delimitations of the study If this study is already done we can use it anytime and anywhere. The said mosquito killer (chili and kamias) can be used by rich or poor people because it is cheaper than the commercial ones.

Not just it is all about the cheapness of the said mosquito killer (chili and kamias) but it is also the effectiveness to our environment. Definition of Terms Antiscorbutic- a remedy for scurvy Poisonous- toxic or venomous; harmful; having the qualities or effects of the poison Chili- A small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used chopped (and often dried) in sauces, relishes, and spice powders. Kamias- Is a fruit-bearing tree of the genus Averrhoa, family Oxalidaceae. It is a close relative of carambola tree.

Review of Related Literature and Studies: Methodology A. Materials ? kilo of kamias fruit 1 ? kilo of chili mortar and pestle kettle gas stove product container B. Procedure The researchers collected and prepared all the materials needed. The researchers then pounded the kamias and chili separately and gets their extracts. After pounding the kamias and the chili, the researchers boiled the two extracts separately for 5 minutes. Then the researchers mixed them and poured them inside the container.

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