The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final test guideline for premises treatments. The test guideline (series 810.3500) provides recommendations for studies that evaluate the performance of pesticide products that control invertebrate pests in premises, such as cockroaches, ticks, mosquitoes, flies and wasps. This test guideline clarifies the original guideline, which was published in 1998. The revisions were informed by public comments and review from the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory (FIFRA) Panel.
Any company that wants to register a pesticide product for use against public health pests must submit product performance data that demonstrates the product works against the targeted pests. This test guideline is intended to ensure that data is scientifically sound and supports a product’s performance claims for invertebrate pests in premises. Data obtained using the EPA’s test guidelines are used to perform scientific assessments that inform regulatory decisions.
The final test guideline for premises treatments (series 810.3500) can be found here, or visit Guidance on Efficacy Testing for Pesticides Targeting Certain Invertebrate Pests for additional information.
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