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, pesticides and pesticide devices must comply with the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”) and applicable state and local laws,
including registration and labeling requirements. Pesticides and pesticide devices include:
(1) any product intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest and (2)
any product that makes any antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-mold, or pesticide
Common examples of conventional pesticides include:
Common examples of pesticide devices include:
Ultraviolet Light Units
Water Treatment Units
Air Treatment Units
Note that, 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
Unregistered pesticides (for example, insecticide chalk, tres pasitos)
Pesticide products and pesticide devices sold by non-U.S. residents
Pesticide products not intended for sale in the U.S. (these may look like recognized
brands, but they do not have an EPA registration or establishment number)
Pesticide devices that were manufactured in a location or facility other than an
EPA-registered establishment, that lack a clearly visible EPA establishment number on the
label, or that make false or misleading claims
Restricted use pesticides, which are not to be available for purchase or use by the
Products labeled for professional use only
Products labeled for use by individuals/firms licensed or registered by the state to
apply termiticide products
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 make 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 condition)
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 EPA registration requirements 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.
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 Amazon.com. To apply for approval:
In Seller Central, select Inventory and click Add a
Run a search for the ASIN you wish to sell.
In the search results, click the Listing limitations apply link
across from the ASIN.
Click Request Approval to start the application process.
Once redirected to Seller University, complete the training with an 80% or higher
Once you have passed the training, click Continue from the
Results page and click Exit the Course.
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
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 07/31/2020