Bed Bug Bite Proof Test

Objective
To investigate whether bed bugs are able to penetrate through a test fabric to allow feeding

Test Description
All bed bug testing is performed in a specially designed chamber where both temperature and relative humidity are controlled.

Bed bugs at different life cycle stages are placed into the bed bug artificial feeder with either the test fabric or a control fabric positioned across the feeder opening. Over a set period of time their feeding behaviour is monitored and their ability to feed through the fabric is determined.

Customer Benefits

  • The data generated by the bite proof test allows verification of manufacturer’s claim that bed bugs are unable to penetrate and feed through the tested product.
  • Enables preliminary testing of a prototype product, comparison of different product forms and verification of product claims.
  • Pilot studies progressing through to full-scale studies.
  • Image and video footage also available.

Third Party Validation
After a successful assessment, the product can be labelled as having been tested by airmid in support of any claim relating to the test and data received.

Sample Required
TBC

Turnaround Time
4-6 weeks from receipt of sample (dependant on bed bug life stages)

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