EFFECTIVENESS OF HSU JIA CHANG MOSQUITO TRAP MODIFICATION IN INDONESIA
Background: Mosquito trap is considered controlling Aedes sp. by reducing vector density without insecticides. Mosquito trap proved effective according to several laboratory studies is Jia Chang Hsu mosquito trap. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of Hsu Jia Chang mosquito trap modified by using hay infusion.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in East Purwokerto, Banyumas by placing the 1,200 mosquito traps (600 experiments and 600 controls) in 300 houses. The type of research is quasi-experimental with post-test method only. The analysis used is one-way ANOVA followed by LSD, previously normality test done by using Kolmogorov-Smirnov.
Result: The test results showed the index of mosquito trap in control group amounted to 22%, while the index of mosquito trap in Hsu Jia Chang modification mosquito trap is 46%. Thus, there is a different between modified and ordinary mosquito trap.
Conclusion: Hsu Jia Chang mosquito traps using hay infusion is more effective than water well attractants. The use of mosquito traps with hay infusion can be applied as a means to control the mosquito Aedes sp. in society.Keywords: Hsu Jia Chang, Mosquito Trap