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Bug Repellent

Bug repellents are often considered pesticides or biocides by regulators and may be subject to regulations and restrictions. Please check with your local authorities if you wish to sell or ship bug repellent.

Though not exhaustive, the following resources may be helpful if you plan to create or sell bug repellent. Etsy is not able to say with certainty that all third party resources are up to date, applicable, or accurate.


Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority


Health Canada - Pesticides and Pest Management


Gesetz über den Verkehr mit Arzneimitteln

European Union

European Commission - Biocides

United Kingdom

HSE - Biocides

United States

EPA - What is an Insect Repellent?

Last updated on Nov 12, 2018