Pollution Research Paper

Vol 38, Issue 4, 2019; Page No.(885-889)

USE OF PESTICIDES FOR HOUSEHOLD PEST CONTROL IN PEKANBARU CITY

AGUS SUTIKNO, ASLIM RASYAD, BINTAL AMIN AND RADIT MAHATMA

Abstract

The use of household insecticides provides several benefits, however, inadequate doses, improper methods, and usage over a long period have negative impacts such as poisoning, on human health and the environment. Exposure of humans to pesticides and its accumulation in the body cause different health problems such as fetal congenital disorder, defects in children, cancer, asthma, allergies (sensitive to chemicals), acceleration of bone calcification, hypertension (high blood pressure), influence on reproduction, carcinogenesis, and Parkinson’s. The aim of this study was to analyze the use of pesticides for household pest control. The research was descriptive because it was used to explain, detail and make a description of symptoms of the object under study. The population was households in Pekanbaru City including the Districts of Tenayan Raya and Sail, and purposive with multistage sampling techniques (gradual sampling) were used in determining the samples. The research area was classified into clean, medium and dirty categories. The results showed that most people in Pekanbaru City use pesticides to control household pests and the types mostly used were aerosol, liquid, solid and lotion formulations. These were considered effective because they were easy to use, practical, and quickly results in the death of the target pest. It was also discovered that most of the respondents have been using pesticides for a long time, more than 5 years.

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