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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, including products that you may not immediately think of as pesticides. Any product or device either: (1) intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest, or (2) making 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”). For more information, see

Examples of permitted listings

Pesticides that comply with FIFRA, including registration and labeling requirements.

Examples of prohibited listings

  • Illegal and unregistered pesticides (for example, insecticide chalk, tres pasitos)
  • 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 number)
  • Pest control devices (for example, ultrasound devices for repelling ants) that have not been manufactured in an EPA registered facility or are not labeled with an EPA facility number
  • Restricted use pesticides, which are not to be available for purchase or use by the general public
  • Products not registered with the EPA 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, treated wristbands that are marketed as "repelling ticks that carry Lyme disease”)
  • 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.

Additional useful information

Last Updated: 01/21/2019

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