Abstract

Diarrhea is still a public health problem in Indonesia with relatively high morbidity and mortality
rate and potential to cause outbreak. One of the causes of diarrhea is contamination of Musca
domestica flies. Various types of fly control can be implemented. This study proposed an innovation
device on fly control, called “adhesive tree”, which is categorized to physical mechanical
control. The purpose of this study was to reveal the capability of this device at chicken farm in
Plalangan Village of Pendowoharjo, Sleman. The study was quasi experiment with post test
only control group design. The data were analysed by using independent sample t-test. The
results showed that adhesive tree, in average, were able to trap more flies than conventional
adhesive paper did. i.e. 24 flies compared to 4 flies. The p-value obtained from statistical analysis
was 0,001 which confirms that the difference is significant. Therefore, adhesive tree has
better ability than conventional adhesive paper in trapping Musca domestica flies.