More crawling insects

For other crawling insects such as cockroaches (Blattodea), ants (Formicidae, e.g. Lasius niger), silverfish (Lepisma saccharina), black carpet beetles (Attagenus unicolor), mealworm beetles (Tenebrio molitor) and other species (on request) a variety of test systems are available.

Depending on the requirements of our customers, direct spray tests, distribution tests and simulated-use tests according to the valid published test methods are used.

  • Insecticides
    • Direct-spray tests
    • Residual tests
    • Simulated-use tests (test rooms, Peet-Grady method)
  • Attractants
    • Feeding tests: test of baits
    • Simulated-use tests (test rooms, Peet-Grady method)
  • Repellents
    • Laboratory tests
    • Simulated-use tests (test rooms, Peet-Grady method)
  • Physical tests respectively parameters
    • Bait box: examination of the geometry, e.g. the size of the aperture
    • Adhesive traps: Testing of the glue and the adhesive strength

Insecticides with the product label “Effective against crawling insects” need to be tested only against cockroaches, representative of all other species. If individual species are listed on the label, however, a separate efficacy proof must be provided for each species mentioned (BPR Volume II Parts B & C. Version 4.1 February 2022). This also applies to products intended to prevent damage of materials, e.g. pitting of wool.

Attractants (PT 19) and food baits act very species specific and must be tested separately for each target species.