Ants are animals that are considered quite harmful by most people. Ants are considered to be harmful because they often eat foods in the kitchen, especially sweet foods (sugar). Ants have more than 12,000 species (species) that mostly live in the tropics. Most of the ants are known as social insects with colonies and regular nests. Ants dominate almost all parts of the earth’s soil. Only a few areas like Iceland, Greenland, and Hawaii are not theirs. Some types of ants are well known to humans for living together with humans, such as black ants, big ants, ant rangrang, fire ants, and red ants.
Ants are considered harmful because they can cause some problems. Such problems for example some types of ants may bite or sting, its colonizing existence is considered to interfere with human life, scenery or decoration of the room so unpleasant to look at, and others. Some ants that build indoor nests also reduce the comfort in the room itself. In addition, some ants are also known to love to wrap food in the kitchen especially khusunya. This is certainly very detrimental to many people.
Because the animal is considered quite harmful, the ants are finally considered to be disturbing by many people. Therefore, many people start using various methods to repel ants. Some ways used include the use of lime ants, kerosene or even insecticides. Usually, the material tends to overcome the annoying ants because they are deadly to ants. But it would be a problem if such things are affordable to unattended children.
Based on the formulation of the above problems can be prepared several research objectives, including:
1. Knowing the influence of Spray Spray Beads and Rambutan Skin on ants.
2. Know the effect of Spray Spray of Seed and Rambutan Skin with some concentration to ant.
a. Prepare all tools and materials
b. Collect waste seeds and rambutan skin
c. Wash and clean with running water
d. Destroy rambutan seeds using a hammer
e. Cut rambutan skin into small pieces using a knife
f. Drying both materials (seeds and rambutan skin) for 3 days
g. Boil the seeds and rambutan skin with two different concentrations, namely:
1) Concentration 1: Water 500 ml + rambutan seed 250 grams + rambutan skin 250 grams
2) Concentration 2: Water 500 ml + rambutan seed 250 gram + rambutan skin 500 gram
h. Add each spray concentration to the prepared spray bottle
i. Eco Spray Seeds and Rambutan Skin ready for use
In the experimental results of Eco Spray Seeds and Rambutan skin also obtained several different results. In both concentrations no ants were found to be sprayed by Eco Spray and Rambutan Seed. While on the observation of the number of ants are known that the Eco Spray Seed and Rambutan Skin 2 concentration is much more effective to repel ants. This is indicated by the ratio of expelled ants with concentrations 1 and 2 in the Living Room is 16:20, Kitchen is 25: 32, Terrace is 12:14.
Based on the data on the results of the above research, it can be seen that Eco Spray Seeds and Rambutan Skin concentration 2 is the most effective concentration to repel ants. It can be concluded that both concentrations can repel ants. Ants can be discharged because the Eco Spray fluid has a bitter taste that ants do not like. While both concentrations are used only as ant repellent spray without causing a killing effect.