VARYING LEVELS OF CHROMOLAENA ODORATA AND LANTANA CAMARA LEAF POWDER ON THE CONTROL OF HOUSE FLY, MUSCA DOMESTICA L
Presently, chemical control methods are widely utilised against houseflies; however, significant drawbacks, such as housefly resistance, toxic adverse effects to humans and the environment, have increased. Chromolaena odorata (hagonoy) and Lantana camara (bangbangsit) were evaluated for their egg, larvicidal, pupicidal, and adulticidal against house fly and compared them with chemical insecticide. The study was laid in a 3x3 factorial on Completely Randomized Design were all treatment combinations were replicated three times. Collection of adult housefly and rearing for egg, larvae and pupae were performed. All treatment was subjected to dipping method for the bioassay test of egg, larvae and pupae while insecticidal susceptibility test for the adult. Result showed no significant differences on the different growth stages of the life cycle of housefly as affected by the different treatment combinations. The highest insecticidal activity (egg, larava, pupa and adult) was shown by L. camara leaf powder at 75g/L of concentrations. These results exhibited toxicity comparable with cyfluthrin. Therefore, Lantana camara and Chromolaena odorata should be further used botanical insecticide housefly control.
Plant Leaf Powder, House Fly, Noxious Weeds