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,
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 https://www.epa.gov/pesticides.
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
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
Products not registered with the EPA that make
a pesticide claim, 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,” “nonpoisonous,” “noninjurious,” “harmless”, “nontoxic”, or “all natural”)
Pesticide products that make public health
claims (for example, treated wristbands that are marketed as repelling ticks “that carry
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.
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