Amazon Makes An Agreement With EPA To Stop Selling Hazardous Pesticides

When hiring a professional pest control service, expertise is not the only basis for choice. It is important to ensure that the company is using safe pest control products. The latest pest control technology, eco-friendly sprays and child-safe products are being used by pest control services in Sydney for both residential and commercial properties.

Last February 15, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an existing agreement with Amazon Services for the protection of the public against the hazards of unregistered and misbranded pesticides. The agreement hopes to settle allegations against Amazon Services that the company committed almost 4,000 violations of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act that dates back to 2013. According to the allegations, Amazon has sold and distributed imported pesticides that were not licensed to be sold in the United States.

According to EPA Region 10 Administrator Chris Hladick, the agreement will dramatically reduce online selling of illegal pesticides that are considered hazardous to health. Amazon has made a commitment to closely monitor and remove all illegal pesticides from its website to ensure that the products will not reach the market.

Included in the agreement is Amazon’s commitment to develop a training program online regarding pesticide regulations and policies that EPA believes important to reduce the sale of illegal pesticides on the online marketplace. The training will be available to the public as well as online marketers in English, Spanish and Chinese. Completion of training will be mandatory for all entities planning to sell their products through Amazon.

Communities in Asia are exposed to increased risks because the pesticides that are considered hazardous in the United States are commonly sold in Asia. Because most people are already aware of the pesticides, they are more likely to order the product from Amazon. With the removal of hazardous pesticides in Amazon’s website, the availability of the hazardous products will be decreased.

One thing you can be sure of when you hire pest control services in Sydney is their use of non-hazardous treatment products. They have dealt with pest problems for years and have done so without risks to health and safety. They look at the pest problem from every angle and design a safe and non-toxic solution.