To investigate the ability of a test product to repel bed bugs
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.
- 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.
4-6 weeks from receipt of sample (dependant on bed bug life stages)