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ASTM E653-91(2009)

ASTM E653-91(2009)

Standard Test Method for Effectiveness of Aerosol and Pressurized Space Spray Insecticides Against Flying Insects (Withdrawn 2018)

2018-01-19 /Withdrawn
No replacement
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.


1.1 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.

Aerosol containers/products; Air-separation apparatus; Effectiveness testing; Insecticides
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