Rodent testing is best performed be experienced experts. Whether for repellents, traps or other means of controlling these pests, there are few approved and registered EPA rodent repellents available. There are exemptions when using the appropriate actives and inert ingredients in the various formulas. Snell Scientifics, LLC performs a wide range of rodent testing in an effort to assist you with EPA regostrations as well as tests required by state regulators for exempt formulas.
Rodent Repellent Testing Methods
Phase 1: Three Choice Chamber Arena Method. Phase 1 is often sufficient in obtaining the exempt label claims for a greater portion of formulas. This method of testing is optimal for a quick analysis of comparing the assortment of actives and formulas in an effort to assist you in your final formula selection that is most superior.
Phase 2: Simulated Real World Method. Method 2 is ideal in the event you are in need of a larger choice in the arena and can provide you with additional supporting evidence. Once we acquire the scientific evidence we can then replicate the products to prohibit rodents from gaining entry from exterior sources in crawlspaces or warehouse infestations, and similarly covered interior space.
Phase 3: Full Scale Building Testing. Our final method is to connect several buildings where some have been treated and others have been left untreated to allow the rodents to enter the treated buildings or the choice to remain in the untreated buildings with additional variables to find the corresponding evidence you need. We also offer full kitchens which are infested for proving if your product can protect treated areas.
Snell Scientifics, LLC quality and diverse rodent repellent testing methods are proven to be far more superior then most others found throughout the world.
Mouse Rodent Trap and Glue-board Testing
Mouse Rodent Traps: Rodent trap products that need to be evaluated are best suited in the hands of Snell Scientifics, LLC, as our leading experts can perform a wide scale of testing methods. One of our more commonly used testing methods is to utilize one of our rodent infested building sites to compare two different traps simultaneously to conclude which of the two are most effective under normal conditions. Our simplistic environment featuring pallets in a center of the room are ideal. However, we also have the ability to conduct lab work to test the traps to discover which of the core elements of the traps fall short in overall performance.
Glue-Board Testing: Snell Scientifics, LLC conduct many method variations to gauge a few aspects of the glue-board. These include testing the glue rate of pull off, tack rate of the glue, as well as deduce whether the rodents are attracted or repelled from the odor emitting from the glue. Our testing procedures can discover how the glue performs under extreme temperatures by simulating hot warehouses and trucks, as well as cold temperatures for using traps in freezers.
Snap Traps: Snap traps undergo several testing techniques to determine if there are any primary limitations that exist in the design. For example, these could include; trigger force, hold force, performance in activation, as well as the rodents ability to escape rate. For snap traps we also have ways of determining the core problems with a design such as bite force, hold force, activation performance, and escape rates.