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 our expertise, tailored to each product claim. We have excellent links with the CRD for European registration and the EPA for USA registration.

Laboratory:

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

Field:

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, poultry houses
  • Indoor and outdoor sites for public health pest field trials on ants, flies, cockroaches, bed bugs, 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