Guidelines for testing the efficacy of insecticide products used in aircraft
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide specific, standardized procedures and criteria for testing the efficacy of products designed specifically for killing insects (referred to in this document as ‘disinsection’) in aircraft; and to assist countries in adopting health control measures under the International Health Regulations (2005), hereafter referred to as IHR (2005).
The guidelines are intended for use as a companion to other specific WHO technical guidance documents on avoiding the spread of disease vectors through air travel. Their aim is to harmonize the testing procedures used in different laboratories and institutions in order to generate comparable data for registering and labelling such products by national regulatory authorities. Nevertheless, the requirements for registration of pesticides are determined by the national regulatory authorities.