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The Effect of Ovitrap Using on The Density Index of Aedes sp Larvae in Samarinda City of Indonesia
Mar Diana, Erni Wingki Susanti, Lisa Wahidatul Oktaviani

Last modified: 2018-08-20


Background: Samarinda is listed as the city with the highest dengue cases in East Kalimantan (IR: 118.7%, CFR: 1.24%). Eradication programs (fogging, abate, PSN) which do not show any changes. Ovitrap as an alternative way to prevent dengue is used with attractant (yeast fermented sugar solution) attract mosquitoes’ smell and reduce larva density.

Materials and methods: The study includes a quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest control group design without randomization. Samples of 30 homes in each treatment and control area. The mean density of Aedes sp was compared before and after intervention.

Results: The results of the analysis showed the difference in mean density of mosquitoes before and after the intervention was 2.39 (not significantly different, p value 0.06). Whereas in the control group was 2.36 (not significantly different, p value 0.07). The use of ovitrap with attractants and water does not have an impact on the decrease in the density of Aedes sp in the environment.

Conclusion: The use of ovitrap has no effect on the Aedes sp larvae density index in Samarinda city. It can be influenced by uncontrollable weather and environmental factors at the time of the study.

Keywords: ovitrap, attractants, larva density index, Aedes sp