Eastern Wildlife Damage Control Conferences


Date of this Version

September 1985


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is the Federal agency in charge of pesticide registration,. Therefore, EPA has ultimate regulatory authority over the pesticide compounds used for wildlife damage control.

Pesticides are regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)o Pesticides may be cleared for use in the United States under Sections 3, 5, 18, and 24(c) of FIFRA.

Section 3 contains provisions for full federal registration,. Products registered under Section 3 may be used throughout the country, subject to conditions and limitations of use specified on the product label and State requirements. To be registered under Section 3, pesticides must be tested to determine the conditions under which the materials can be used and handled safely. In making these determinations, EPA considers potential risks to humans, wildlife, and the environment in general.