Pesticide Products Expert Witnesses & Registration

Pesticide products expert witnesses may testify on fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and related topics. Here, the EPA discusses pest control devices.

If a device and a pesticide product are packaged together, that combined product is a pesticide product subject to registration requirements. For example, 1-Octen-3-ol (octenol) is registered as a pesticide product intended to attract certain species of mosquitoes and biting flies. If octenol is distributed or sold in or packaged with a trap for that purpose, the combination product is a pesticide product that must be registered separately. If the trap is sold without the octenol, it is a device regulated by EPA.

A device is NOT required to be registered with EPA; however, other requirements do apply to devices. The sections on this page below provide additional examples and links that highlight different ways devices are regulated, not regulated, and associated information. For questions about whether a specific product is a device or not, you should contact your EPA regional office.