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EPA Releases Test Guideline for Premises Treatments

For Release:  September 24, 2019

EPA’s final test guideline for premises treatments is now available. This 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.

All companies wishing to register a pesticide product for use against public health pests, such as cockroaches, ticks and mosquitoes, must submit product performance data that demonstrate the product works against the target pests. This test guideline is intended to ensure that data are scientifically sound and support a product’s performance claims for invertebrate pests in premises.

Data obtained using EPA’s test guidelines are used to perform scientific assessments that inform regulatory decisions. View our website for additional Guidance on Efficacy Testing for Pesticides Targeting Certain Invertebrate Pests.

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 Panel.

The test guideline does not apply to testing for treatment of livestock or pets. It also does not apply to wide-area mosquito control, structural protection from termites, or bedbug products. 

View the series 810 test guidelines, including the updated series 810.3500 guideline for premises treatments