The Feasibility of Dried Tobacco Leaves as a Pesticide Against Cockroaches

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THE FEASIBILITY OF DRIED TOBACCO LEAVES AS A PESTICIDE AGAINST COCKROACHESChapter I
Abstract
Tobacco plants nowadays are very much needed and demanded by most of our dear consumers especially farmer and now that we are facing an intense economic crisis, and with that mere situation, the primary necessities which are very much needed by man in order for him to survive his daily living are now of higher prices compared to the last couple of years and that includes the demanding need and use of the liquefied petroleum gas or LPG. Because of the fact that this difficult situation happens, most of our dear consumers really do prefer using alternative briquettes for their different cooking purposes.The purpose of this study is to be able to
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* Nicotine- a poisonous, colorless, oily, liquid, alkaloid with a very acid taste.

* Cockroach- (or simply "roaches") are insects of the order Blattaria. This name derives from the Latin word for "cockroach", blatta.

Chapter II
Review Of Related Literature

Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments around the world. Pest species of cockroaches adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings. Many tropical species prefer even warmer environments and do not fare well in the average household. The spines on the legs were earlier considered to be sensory, but observations of their locomotion on sand and wire meshes has demonstrated that they help in locomotion on difficult terrain. The structures have been used as inspiration for robotic legs. Cockroaches are most common in tropical and subtropical climates. Some species are in close association with human dwellings and widely found around garbage or in the kitchen. Cockroaches are generally omnivorouswith the exception of the wood-eating genus Cryptocercus; these roaches are incapable of digestingcelluloseprotozoans and bacteria that digest the cellulose, allowing them to extract the nutrients. themselves, but have symbiotic relationships with variousTobacco is an agricultural product processed from