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Significance and Use
This test method provides a satisfactory means of determining the relative efficiency of aerosol formulations when applied as direct sprays to cockroaches. It is not designed to measure the residual action.
As a biological test, it is subject to the variations that accompany the reactions of living organisms. It should be employed under the supervision of personnel familiar with the biological testing of insecticides.
In order to measure the effectiveness with reasonable tolerance, the test is run in conjunction with the Official Test Aerosol II (OTA II) as the standard basis of comparison. Another standard that may be used with this test method is the Tentative Official Aqueous Pressurized Spray (TOAPS).
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the effectiveness of aerosol and pressurized spray insecticides against cockroaches.
1.2 Test data by this test method may also be adequate to support claims for use of the product to control the exposed or accessible stages of silverfish, ants, centipedes, spiders, and certain stored product pests.
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.
ICS Number Code 65.100.10 (Insecticides)
UNSPSC Code 10191509(Insecticides)
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ASTM E654-96(2009), Standard Test Method for Effectiveness of Aerosol and Pressurized Spray Insecticides Against Cockroaches, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top