Efficacy Testing - Biocides/Professional Products/Animal Health

i2LResearch offers a wide range of efficacy testing in the areas of biocides, household consumer and professional products, and animal health including:

  • Insecticides
  • Acaricides
  • Attractants and repellents
  • Fungicides/antalgicides
  • Pest control devices

Data can be used for registration or for R&D and marketing purposes. Protocols follow appropriate guidelines (eg. TNsG for PT18 and PT19 and EPA OPPTS 810 series) or can be developed by liaising with the authorities/sponsors and input of our expertise, tailored to each product claim. We have excellent links with the CRD (Chemicals Regulation Directorate) for European registration and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for USA registration.


We have extensive chambers and arenas for conducting laboratory trials, including Peet Grady chambers, on a huge range of insects

  • Flying and crawling insect traps and pest control devices
  • Bait testing
  • Head lice in vitro testing
  • Space spraying
  • Fumigators
  • Knockdown/contact and residual testing
  • Flushing
  • Attractants and Pheromones
  • Skin and spatial repellents
  • Dosimetry/dose determination studies for establishing actual use application rates

Target species include:

  • Household and public health pests, e.g. cockroaches, flies and ants
  • Animal health pests, e.g. ticks and fleas
  • Biting pests, e.g. biting flies, bed bugs, head lice and mosquitoes
  • Stored product beetles and moths
  • Mites, including dust mites and chicken mites
  • General pests, e.g. wasps, spiders, silverfish, etc


We have excellent access to commercial sites for conducting field trials for registration or marketing purposes on professional products

  • Animal houses, including cattle and horse stables, and poultry houses
  • Indoor and outdoor sites for public health pest field trials on ants, flies, cockroaches, bed bugs, and mites
  • Stored product pest testing in grain stores/silos on moths and beetles
  • Access to swamp areas/infested urban locations for mosquito repellent field testing
  • Private dwelling for spider and wasp field testing
  • Access to forestries/buildings for termite/wood-boring insects field testing
  • Access to natural environments for equine insect repellents
  • Commercial settings for mushroom trials
  • Access to patios/pavements and terracotta pots for testing against green algae