Any substance that can destroy insects that trouble us is referred to as insecticide. Insecticide can be in liquid or powder form. Insecticide can be used for domestic or agricultural purposes. You may require some technical training to be able to use some Insecticide for agricultural purposes. Here we are concerned with insecticide for domestic use. This is insecticide that can destroy insects that trouble us in our homes such as mosquito, cockroaches, house fly, ants etc.
The following materials are used for making liquid insecticide
Vapona (DDVP) Dichlorvos (100g)
Perfume (optional) 0.1 litres
White Spirit (or kerosene) 19.6 litres
1. Keep all chemical out of reach of children.
2. Avoid direct contact of chemicals with the skin or eyes
3. Please use protective glasses and hand gloves where necessary
4. Avoid direct inhalation of chemical odour:- use nose mask
Procedures: Mix the camphor, Pyrethrin, vapona and perfume in the white spirit (kerosene) and stir properly
If you want to store in pressurize containers you will require more sophisticated machines and use butane as solvent.
Please note that kerosene is the solvent used in this process
The following materials are used for making powder insecticide
Permethrin - 1 part (kg)
Camphor powder - 1 part (kg)
Calcium carbonate powder - 48 (kg)
Procedures: Grind all the substances into fine powder and mix properly. Serve into plastics containers.
Ask the chemical shop attendant to direct you on the quantity of materials to use depending on how much materials you want to buy.