Bed Bug Repellency Test

Objective
To investigate the ability of a test product to repel bed bugs

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 stages are placed into an arena containing the test product and a test control. Over a specified time period the behaviour of the bed bugs towards both the test product and control are monitored and evaluated.

Customer Benefit

  • The data generated by this test allows manufacturers claim verification that their product is repellent to bed bugs.
  • 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.
  • This test also comprises image capture and video footage allowing visual recognition of claims.

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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