Effectiveness of Citrus aurantifolia Leaves And Peels Extract as Aedes aegypti Biolarvicide


Citrus aurantifolia
Extract, Larvicide
Aedes aegypti



Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a disease caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Infusion of leaves and rind of Citrus aurantifolia, the toxicity of mosquito larvae, an attempt to break the chain of transmission of dengue disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the infusion of leaves and peel of lime (Citrus aurantifolia) in killing Aedes aegypti larvae, as well as the optimal concentration of larvicides required. This research is a quasi-experimental study (quasi-experimental) with a completely randomized design (CRD) with 6 types of treatment with 1 control, and 3 replications. The treatments in this study were control, lime leaves, lime peel and a mixture of leaves and lime peel in concentrations of 10% and 25%. The research sample was 210 Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae instar III divided by 10 in each treatment and 3 replicates. Normality statistical analysis test, Kruskal-Wallis test and then Mann-Whitney test. The results showed that the larvicide infusion of a mixture of lime leaves and rind with a concentration of 25% was the most effective in killing all Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae (100%) in 90 minutes.

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