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Label Guidance for Specific Types of Pesticides

We issue guidance on label contents as needed to clarify issues or implement program changes. This guidance may be specific to a particular type of pesticide, such as antimicrobials or even to a specific active ingredient or group of ingredients, such as the pyrethrins and pyrethroids. If you don't see information here or in the Label Review Manual, try searching or contact the ombudsman for the regulatory division that handles your product. 

General Guidance

Guidance on warranty statements

Insect Repellents

Using repellent products to protect against mosquito-borne illnesses

Antimicrobial Label Guidance

"Germs" term use on antimicrobial labels

Guidance for testing and labeling claims against Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza A virus (formerly called swine flu) Search EPA Archive

Guidance for use of food-grade shell-egg sanitizers

Guidance to companies on referring to registered disinfectant products that meet the CDC criteria for use against the Ebola virus

Review process for the registration and use directions for floor wipe towelette products

"Shock" term on non-pesticide labeling

"Shock" term in swimming pool, hot tubs, and spa products

Surface safety claims guidance

Use of disinfectants and sanitizers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems

Voluntary disclosure of inert ingredients (pilot program)