An insect repellent (also commonly called “bug spray”) is a substance applied to clothing or other surfaces to discourage insects from landing on that surface. There are various insects at home such as ants, cockroaches, earwigs, firebrats, flies, house centipedes, silverfish, and spiders. Flies, ants, cockroaches are the common insects will always can found at house. Besides, there used lot of chemical based insect repellent at home. Some chemical base might danger to human. In Malaysia, usage of chemical insects repellent increase from year to year. Large doses of DEET N[1]diethyl-meta-toluamide) from various types of chemical insects repellent have been linked to skin blisters, seizures, memory loss, headaches, stiffness in the joints shortness of breath and skin irritation. DEET is also linked to neurotoxicity that may lead to physiological and behavioral problems, especially with motor skills, and learning and memory dysfunction.Therfore decide to make eco- friendly insect repellent smoke. In this study citrus limon, Pandanus amaryllifolius leaves, Cymbopogon leaves and Azadirachta indica leaves were used to make insect repellent smoke. The data collected by quantitative method. The results shows 20 candidates testimonial on the usage of natural insects repellent felt good with natural insects repellent smoke and able to remove insects at home.The insects repellent smoke when burning will evaporate into the surrounding air. The molecule air will spread out which produce good smell that may help the insects out from the home. Natural insects repellent is able to give good feedback that helps to prevent insects attack at home.

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