Important: If you supply products for sale on ODYODY, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and ODYODY 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”).
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, 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 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.