ASTM E653 - 91(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Effectiveness of Aerosol and Pressurized Space Spray Insecticides Against Flying Insects

    Active Standard ASTM E653 | Developed by Subcommittee: E35.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05


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    Significance and Use

    This test method provides a satisfactory means of determining the relative efficacy of aerosol and pressurized space spray insecticide formulations against house flies (Musca domestica, L) strains.

    Test data obtained by this test method may also be adequate to support label claims for the use of the product against mosquitoes, gnats, flying moths, wasps, and certain other small flying insects. This test method is not designed to measure the residual activity.

    As a biological test, it is subject to the variations that accompany the reaction of living organisms. It should be employed under the supervision of personnel familiar with the biological testing of insecticides.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method determines the effectiveness of aerosol and pressurized space-spray insecticides against house flies (Musca domestica L) and, with modifications in dosage, other flying insects.

    1.2 The test may be conducted using approximately 100 house flies per test (small group) or 500 flies per test (large group).

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E652 Test Method for Nonresidual Liquid Household Insecticides Against Flying Insects


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 10191509(Insecticides)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0653-91R09

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