Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

Impregnation of mosquito net with Neem seed (Azadirachta indica) oil and its insecticidal action

  Adewole Adekanmi* and Oderinde Abdulazeez        
Department of Science Laboratory Technology. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Nigera.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 June 2011
  •  Published: 28 February 2013

Abstract

 

Malaria is a persistent health problem in Africa which requires multidimensional approaches to solve. Insecticide treated net has proved highly invaluable as one of the tools. Neem oil was extracted by solvent extraction in the present study and the oil was used to impregnate bednet. The result showed that the neem oil is a good mosquito repellant, in which its potential could be harnessed for further study.

 

Key words: Malaria, Neem seeds, bednet.