Requirements according to "BPR" are e.g.:
- a "laboratory test" that demonstrates mortality
- a simulated-use test that demonstrates mortality
- a field trial according to the instructions for use.
Depending on the product, the tests can be applied to any insect.
The following descriptions refer to the control of cockroaches as an example. What could a test according to these requirements look like in concrete terms? Like this!
The "Laboratory test
Cockroaches are exposed to completely treated surfaces. Glass rings (ø 10 cm) ensure that the cockroaches have forced contact with the treated surface for a defined period of time.
The "simulated-use test
In this test method, large cockroaches are exposed in a prepared test arena (1 m²). The surface is partially treated. On the untreated surface, the cockroach finds shelter, food and water. A metal ring surrounds the test arena. This prevents the cockroach from escaping from the arena.
The "Field test
Such a test can be carried out in a flat with a kitchenette, for example.
First, the cockroach infestation is determined (e.g. with sticky traps). Then the treatment is carried out according to the product instructions. After this treatment, the infestation continues to be determined over days and weeks using new adhesive traps. In the hope that the product applied has a good effect and no more cockroaches are caught.
Depending on the test/product claim, numerous (different) test parameters must be taken into account:
Test insects: required species, stage, number of individuals per replicate, etc. Type of test arena: size, surface materials (porous/non-porous), equipment, layout, etc.Miscellaneous: untreated control, number of replicates, evaluation times, etc. And much, much more.
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