Design of Eco Friendly Mechanical Control Device to Trap Pests with Propeller
Prasetyanto, Wisnu Adi
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Various methods both physically and mechanically to control wereng coklat pest have been carried out. However, those ways are less effective control. Then another method was developed more practices and faster using chemical pesticide. However, pesticide has negative impacts. The misuse of pesticide can be danger to public. Therefore, it is necessary to develop eco friendly technology to control pests, based on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) concept considered by ecosystem, stability and continuity of production. Specific target of this research is to develop automatic device to control wereng coklat pest. The purpose of this research is to design wereng coklat pest control device with a motion sensor that consists of a mechanical vacuum and aluminum propeller. The mechanical vacuum linked to the pipe that tipped on light suction funnel. In the suction funnel installed motion sensors that serve to detect the presence/movement wereng coklat pests. Motion sensors will automatically activate a button on the base of the pipe, the light will be light up and suck up the wereng coklat. If there pests are closer to the light, the motion sensor will give a signal and the dynamo will turn the mechanic propeller automatically and suck the pest into the container box pests. This study is experiment research with developed by tested prototype both pre and post test. The result will be used for the evaluation and repair so device will increase capability for hold down pest population up to 75% without pesticide.