Mosquito Repellent Study

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University of the Philippines Integrated School Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Q.C. Investigative Laboratory 9 Mosqui-Rellent Discovering the truth in mosquito-repellent light bulbs Submitted by: Justin Frederick Madjus Mikaela Elzbette Neri Ian Gilbert Villanueva Submitted to: Ms. Zenaida Bojo April 2, 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Abstract .....................................................................................................................................3 Introduction………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………….………4 Review of Related Literature……………………………………………………………………………….………………5 Methodology………………………………………………………………………………………………….………..………….8 Results………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………….10…show more content…
D. Scopes and Limitations In this study, we are going to use the fluorescent light bulb as control set-up and we will use just one brand of mosquito-repelling light bulb available in the local market. We will also compare the effects of the different colors of light bulbs, ranging from yellow, green, blue and white using cellophane. The results in this study would purely be based on observational skills of the researchers. II. Review of Related Literature A. Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are blood-sucking insects that may cause many diseases throughout the world to humans and animals alike. They normally live in wetlands, but they can live in a variety of places such as man-made containers and sewerages and puddles. (Kettle, 1995) There are many genera of mosquitoes, like the Aedes, Anopheles and the Culex. ( types of mosquitoes ) The Aedes genus is one of the most dangerous types of mosquitoes, as it can bring equally dangerous diseases such as dengue and yellow fever. This type of mosquito can be distinguished by its black and white markings. It is also spotted in all continents except Antartica. They lay eggs in bodies of water, particularly in man-made containers such as bottles and garden pots filled with clean water. (types of mosquitoes)(Pest Guides 2012) The Anopheles genus is known for being the most accountable for transmuting malaria to humans. They can be distinguished by their pale marks on their wings. They prefer
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