Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Science, Education and Technology, ISET 2019, 29th June 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Effectiveness Cigarette Butts as Liquid Anti-Termite

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-6-2019.2290401,
        author={Almira  Syifa and Sulhadi  Sulhadi and Teguh  Darsono},
        title={The Effectiveness Cigarette Butts as Liquid Anti-Termite},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Science, Education and Technology, ISET 2019, 29th June 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISET},
        year={2020},
        month={1},
        keywords={cigarette butts liquid anti-termites},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-6-2019.2290401}
    }
    
  • Almira Syifa
    Sulhadi Sulhadi
    Teguh Darsono
    Year: 2020
    The Effectiveness Cigarette Butts as Liquid Anti-Termite
    ISET
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-6-2019.2290401
Almira Syifa1,*, Sulhadi Sulhadi2, Teguh Darsono2
  • 1: MAN 1 Jepara
  • 2: Universitas Negeri Semarang
*Contact email: almira.fiadi@gmail.com

Abstract

The main food of termites is cellulose. Wooden home furniture is often eaten by termites. Even termites can damage building construction. We can find cigarette butts around us that it becomes a waste that pollutes the environment. Nicotine alkaloid substances can paralyze the nerves and it’s really effective to control insects including termites. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of tobacco content liquid anti-termite to control termites. The method is used as a wood-decoy technique that is smearing and soaking with liquid anti-termites of each tobacco mass containing 1 gr, 2 gr, 3 gr, 4 gr, 5 gr, and 6 gr. Observations are conducted once in every 3 hours for 24 hours. The results of this study show that the most effective liquid anti-termite to control termites is liquid anti-termite with a mass content of 6 grams of tobacco, the percentage of mortality at 12 hours of observation reaches 100% and the mass of wood does not decrease.