Experimentation of Insecticidal Paints: The experimental work performed was based on the preparation of insecticidal paint and then implementation of prepared paint to study the effect of that paint on insects. Three insecticides were used in paint separately and their effect was studied. Thereafter, blends of these three insecticides were made in paint and again studied their effect separately. The insecticides were chosen from different classes or ratings. One insecticide was selected from highly toxic family of insecticides that is Organo phosphates; regardless of the fact whether it is human and mammals friendly or not. The other one is selected from the pyrethroid family of insecticides which is also much toxic to insects but this class is regarded as human, mammals and ecofriendly. One insecticide is considered which is naturally occurring and almost harmless to humans and mammals but toxic to insects. The selection of insecticide from organophosphate, pyrethroid and naturally occurring insecticide was made using the literature review and studying the properties of the insecticides.
Details of the Experimentation
First of all, emulsion paint was prepared which was suitable for all interior masonry concrete, plaster and brick surfaces particularly recommended for ceilings.
Before starting the experiments, the paint was applied alone and its look and strength was also examined before and after applying that to a wall. Also, paint was applied to half side of a box that was showing clear view from top. Again the look and strength was examined. This was done to have a comparison of manufactured paint with the manipulated prepared paint that is “Insecticidal Paint.”
The Abbreviations of Insecticides used in Experimentation of Insecticidal Paints are following:
- Boxes showing clear inside view from top to study the insect’s movement inside of the box.
- Paint Brush for coating
- Plastic beakers as paint container.
- Graduated Cylinder for measurement.
- Syringes for insecticide measurement.
- Weighing balance for weighing balance where necessary.
- Hand Gloves to avoid contact with hazardous chemicals or insecticides.
- Goggles for prevention of eyes.
- Face Mask to avoid penetration of insecticide’s fumes.
- Supply of continuous water for washing purpose.