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INSECTS IN TRINIDAD

INSECTS IN TRINIDAD

Location: Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago

Purpose: Demonstrate efficacy of organic insecticide BOOM in controlling mosquitos, cockroaches and houseflies.

Products Used

Product
BOOM

Results/Highlights

Mosquito Bites
1 hour after treatment: 45
6 hours after treatment: 2
Houseflies Trapped
Before treatment: 120
After treatment 4

Summary

The conventional pesticides show toxicity to the environment and harmful effects on human health. In this context, there is a growing interest in botanical insecticides due to their lack of ecological side effects (Khater, 2012), which makes them desirable alternatives to synthetic chemical insecticides for controlling household pests. They are best suited for use in organic food production, residential and public spaces as a new class of eco-friendly products for pest control. This trial was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of Boom against Mosquitoes, Flies and Cockroaches as an alternative to current synthetic insecticides. The trials were conducted at a duck farm located in Debe, farm house in Felicity and at Mr. Ashram residence in Charleville, Trinidad, resulting in excellent control of flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches.

Boom as a Synergistic Organic Pesticide

Demonstration trials in Trinidad were conducted to control nuisance public health pests (mosquitoes, flies & cockroaches); using BOOM an Organic synergistic Insecticide designed to control mosquitoes, houseflies, horn flies and others for the home and Public Health markets. BOOM concentrate was diluted with water at recommended rates and then applied in the target areas, effectively controlling insects without causing any harm to the environment.

Materials & Method
Mosquito & Sand Fly Control - Felicity

1. Using Farmer Kemraj Farm House as demonstration site a motorized knapsack was used to spray the surrounding and indoor facility.
2. Half fill spray tank with water and add 50 ml of Kompat adjuvant.
3. Add 100ml of Boom concentrates to the tank and fill to top with water.
4. Document mosquito and sand fly population by biting/hr. - Low frequency, Medium frequency or High frequency.
5. Spray inside and outside of the structure and observation noted.

Materials & Method
House Fly - Debe Duck Farm

1. Using Farmer Fazal Duck Farm as demonstration site a motorized knapsack was used to spray the surrounding facility.
2. Half fill spray tank with water and add 50 ml of Kompat adjuvant.
3. Add 100ml of Boom concentrates to the tank and fill to top with water.
4. Document fly population by Trapping scale- Low level, Medium Level or High prevalence. Fly Bait trapping in stereo plate
5. Spray inside and outside of the pen.
6. Document efficacy

Cockroaches Crawling – Charleville

1. Location: Ashram residence was used as demonstration site using a motorized knapsack to spray the surrounding facility.
2. Half fill spray tank with water and add 50 ml of Kompat adjuvant.
3. Add 200ml of Boom concentrates to the tank and fill to top with water.
4. Document fly population by observation- Low level, Medium Level or High prevalence.
5. Spray inside and outside of the structure.
6. Document efficacy

Conclusion

Boom organic biopesticide showed significant lethal effect of controlling Mosquitoes, Cockroaches and Houseflies especially destructive to nymphs’ population. Highly recommended for general public health pests as this trial showed over 97% control during the field assessment of these most problematic household pests in Trinidad & Tobago.

For Indoors: General Pest Control
Fogging Outdoors: Boat Docks, Mound Drench, Perimeter Treatments, Recreational Areas, Trees and Shrubs, Turf and Grass, Mosquito Misting Livestock Use: On or Around Beef Cattle, Goats, Horses, Dairy Cattle, Poultry, Swine.

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