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Colorado requires registration of all pesticides prior to distribution. Most pesticides registered by CDA are also registered by the U.S. EPA. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) determines what the pesticide label can say.


The legal definition of "pesticide" is quite broad and includes products that:

  • Kill or repel insects
  • Repel animals
  • Treat plant diseases
  • Poison rats and mice
  • Kill weeds
  • Disinfect or sanitize
  • Plant Growth Regulator


Disinfectants and sanitizers are regulated as pesticides.  For more information on environmental cleaning guidance for COVID - 19, please visit CDPHE here:


CDA also requires registration of certain devices and certain minimum risk pesticides that EPA has exempted from federal registration requirements.


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