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Effectiveness and Public Acceptance Rate of Powder Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) to Decrease Density of Anopheles spp larvae

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Author(s): Fauziani Octoriani | Andri Ruliansyah

Journal: Aspirator : Journal of Vector Borne Diseases Studies
ISSN 2085-4102

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Anopheles | pepper powder | Piper nigrum | larvicide

ABSTRACT
Pepper fruit (Piper nigrum L.) is one of several pesticides from plant that can be used as insecticide. The purpose of this study was to identify the effectiveness and public acceptance of pepper fruit powder (Piper nigrum L.) on reducing Anopheles spp. larvae density. The experiment was a quasi-experimental study which includes a pre-post test design with both treatment group and a control group. Pepper powder with a dose of 0.75 g in one litre of water kills 59.91% larvae in average through 24 hours treatment. Wilcoxon test results obtained from the pepper powder treatment was proved effective in decreasing the density of Anopheles spp. larvae since there was significant difference between before and after treatment. The result of public acceptance for pepper powder out of 20 respondents are 75% respondents accepted it well, 15% respondents accepted it fairly well, and 10% respondents accepted it poorly. These results showed pepper fruit powder potency as a good and accepted larvacide.
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