Essay on Onion, Garlic and Turmeric as an Alternative Insecticide

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Chapter 1
PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING

This chapter presented the problem and its setting. It further included the introduction, background of the study, statement of the problem, scope and limitation, and significance of the study. In this chapter, some trivia about this research, the reason for making this research, the questions that were needed to be answered, the reason why this research chose the materials and the way for making it a help for those who were irritated to the houseflies were concerned.

Introduction This study discussed the differences between oregano concentrations and chemical pesticide. Oregano concentrations were compared to chemical pesticide because this research was trying to prove that pesticides could be
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This research specifically aimed to answer the following sub-questions:
1.) What was the average number of houseflies that died when sprayed with:
a) 100% concentration of oregano
b) 75% concentration of oregano and 25% water
c) 50% concentration of oregano and 50% water
d) 25% concentration of oregano and 75% water
e) Chemical pesticide?
2.) What was the average time consumed to kill 3 houseflies in 1 day when sprayed with:
a) 100% concentration of oregano
b) 75% concentration of oregano and 25% water
c) 50% concentration of oregano and 50% water
d) 25% concentration of oregano and 75% water
e) Chemical pesticide?
3.) What was the average number of sprays used to kill the 3 houseflies when sprayed with:
a) 100% concentration of oregano
b) 75% concentration of oregano and 25% water
c) 50% concentration of oregano and 50% water
d) 25% concentration of oregano and 75% water
e) Chemical pesticide?
4.) Is it effective to use oregano concentration as an alternative pesticide to the houseflies?

Scope and Limitation
In this study, the things that were used as an alternative to chemical pesticide were the selected oregano concentrations. Oregano concentrations were used in making pesticide killed because it was less expensive and has a pungent odor that some pests do not like. Five set-ups

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