Household Insecticide Use on the Existence of Aedes Aegypti Larvae in South Jakarta

  • Widawati, Mutiara
  • Kusumastuti, Nurul Hidayati

Abstract

Insecticides holds a very important role in the field of vector control. Since a long time ago, various types of insecticides has been used for household vector control, however, most of the research focused on adult mosquitoes only. There are limited research about the effect of insecticide active components to the presence of larvae. There are some mindsets in Indonesian that mosquitoes control can be done by simply using any type of insecticide. Therefore this study aims to determine the effect of insecticide active ingredients against the presence of Aedes aegypti larvae in household sample. Sampling was conducted in South Jakarta in 2015. The sample are 300 households where the data includes the use of insecticide active ingredients and the presence of larvae. Data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of SPSS 17. The results showed that the active ingredients of household insecticides significantly has no effect on the presence of Aedes aegypti larvae. Hence integrated vector control is needed rather than control simply by insecticides.

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Aspirator Journal of Vector-Borne Diseases

Aspirator Journal of Vector Borne Diseases Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journ... more