Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all
federal, state, and local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product
In the United States, a broad range of products are subject to regulation as pesticides
and/or pesticide devices, including products that you may not immediately think of as
pesticides. Any product or device that is either: (1) intended for preventing, destroying,
repelling, or mitigating any pest, or (2) makes any antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial,
or pesticide claim (each, a “Pesticide”) must comply with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide,
and Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”), including (in most cases) registration with the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). Some common examples of pesticide devices include:
Ultraviolet Light Units
Water Treatment Units
Air Treatment Units
In addition, products that make any antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, or other
pesticidal claim (for example, products marketed to disinfect, repel insects, remove
allergens, or prevent bacteria), may be considered pesticides or pesticide devices under EPA
regulations, even if the products would not otherwise be considered pesticides or pesticide
devices under the EPA’s definition of a pesticide. For more information, see https://www.epa.gov/pesticides.
Examples of permitted listings
Pesticides and pesticide devices that comply with FIFRA and all applicable state and local
laws, including registration and labeling requirements.
Examples of prohibited listings
Illegal and unregistered pesticides (for
example, insecticide chalk, tres pasitos)
Pesticide products and pesticide devices sold by non-U.S. residents
Pesticide products that were not intended for
sale in the U.S. (these may look like recognized brands, but are not labeled with an EPA
registration or establishment number)
Pesticide devices that have not been
manufactured in an EPA registered facility, are not labeled with an EPA facility number,
or that include false and misleading claims.
Restricted use pesticides, which are not to be available for purchase or use by the
Products not registered with the EPA and all
applicable state and local laws that make a pesticide claim, including those that may be
subject to specific state registration requirements, unless subject to one of the limited
Pesticide products that contain false or misleading claims or are otherwise misbranded
(for example, claims regarding the safety of the pesticide or its ingredients, such as
“safe”, “non-poisonous", “non-injurious”, “harmless”, “non-toxic”, or “all natural”)
Pesticide products that make public health
claims (for example, products marketed to disinfect, remove allergens, or prevent
Pesticide products that are in broken packaging or are being sold in a quantity or
amount different from what is listed on the label approved by the EPA.
Are any products excluded from EPA
Exclusions from the registration requirement are narrow, and primarily apply to:
Items treated with a pesticide that has been
registered for that use and that do not make any public health claims or pesticide
claims beyond preservation of the article itself (see EPA requirements for Treated Articles)
Pesticide products made exclusively from a
specific list of active and inert ingredients and that meet specific labeling and other
requirements (see EPA requirements for Minimum Risk Pesticides)
Human and animal drugs regulated by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (see Restricted products: Drugs & drug
Please also remember that some pesticides may be hazardous materials and therefore
ineligible for Fulfillment by Amazon. For more information, please review the Dangerous goods identification guide.
Additional useful information
To learn more about selling pesticides and pesticide devices online, access the Pesticide
Seller eLearning Course. Sellers are required to complete this course prior to
listing pesticides on Amazon.
Last Updated: 04/29/2019