EPA Method 810.3300

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EPA Method 810.3300:
Treatments to Control Pests of Humans and Pets

This guideline is concerned with efficacy testing of invertebrate control pesticides used on humans and pets. Humans may be infested by three types of lice: The body louse, the head louse, and crab louse. The demonstration of effectiveness against any species should therefore be based on tests against lice of that particular type. Dogs and cats are generally infested by lice, fleas, ticks, and the species used must be fully identified in the report. There are many factors involved in actual use conditions that testing cannot always adequately evaluate. The habits of the host animals, infestation pressures of the parasite, exposure to rain, dew, sunlight, or even pH of water and geographical considerations can result in a change in the degree or duration of efficacy for a particular product. In order to make label claims more meaningful, an accurate description of product performance under a broad spectrum of use conditions should be recorded.

This guideline is intended to meet testing requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136, et seq.)