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Pesticides and Pesticide Devices

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 listings.

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, anti-mold, or pesticide claim 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
  • Sound Generators
  • Insect Traps
  • Ground Vibrators
  • 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

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 establishment, are not labeled with an EPA establishment number, or that include false and misleading claims
  • Restricted use pesticides, which are not to be available for purchase or use by the general public
  • 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 exclusions below
  • 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 control or mitigate any disease, infection or pathological conditions)
  • Mosquito repellent bracelets and stickers that are not approved brands per Amazon policy. Approved Brands: Bugables, BugBand, BuggyBands, BuggyBeds, Cliganic, Coleman, Cutter, Evergreen Research, Mosquitno, Mosquito Guard, OFF!, Ortho, Para’Kito, Pic, Repel, RiptGear, Safer Brand, Sawyer, Scentpellent, Summit, Superband, Terro, Thermacell
  • 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 registration requirements?

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 paraphernalia)

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.

How to apply to sell these products on Amazon

Approval from Amazon is required to sell these products. As per Amazon policy, only U.S. residents are eligible to list pesticide products on To apply for approval:

  1. In Seller Central, select Inventory and click Add a Product.
  2. Run a search for the ASIN you wish to sell.
  3. In the search results, click the Listing limitations apply link across from the ASIN.
  4. Click Request Approval to start the application process.
  5. Once redirected to Seller University, complete the training with an 80% or higher score.
  6. Once you have passed the training, click Continue from the Results page and click Exit the Course.
  7. Once redirected to the application workflow, check the box to agree to the Guaranty and click Submit.

Alternatively, you can click this link to start the training using a sample ASIN (you are under no obligation to list against this ASIN, but can use it to trigger an approval request), then complete steps 5 through 7 above.

Note: Sellers are required to complete this course prior to listing pesticides on Amazon.

If you are a non-U.S. resident and have listed products not intended to prevent, destroy, or mitigate pests that have been classified as a Pesticide or Pesticide Device due to pesticidal claims, please refer Non-US Residents: Removing Pesticidal Claims.

Additional useful information

To learn more about selling pesticides and pesticide devices online, the publicly available pesticides eLearning course can be found here, or you can visit the following links:

Last Updated 03/11/2020

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