As the name implies, minimum risk pesticides (MRPs) are used for pest control. Like other alternative pesticides, MRPs post little to no risk to human health or the environment. They are exempt from product registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 25(b). Because of this, MRPs do not:
Don’t worry though – there are still strict criteria that must be met for a pesticide to be labeled as an MRP.
Minimum risk pesticides use naturally-sourced ingredients which pose less risk to humans and the environment. They can be a natural pest control solution to implement into an IPM plan. However, not all states recognize MRPs, and because they are not registered under FIRFA, there isn’t as extensive of a review process involved.
To make sure you are being safe when utilizing MRPs – or any pesticide, for that matter – we recommend the following:
At Sunday, we know pests are a part of life. That’s why we strive to make effective pesticide products that are environmentally responsible and that you can feel good about using. Our Mosquito Deleto and Nix Ticks MRP products utilize biodegradable plant-powered ingredients like cedar and lemongrass oils to control pests. Just spray your protected zone, let dry, and get back to what’s important – enjoying your yard with family, friends, and pets.
University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Section 25(b) Chemicals.
US Environmental Protection Agency. Active Ingredients Eligible for Minimum Risk Pesticide Products.
US Environmental Protection Agency. Commonly Consumed Food Commodities.
US Environmental Protection Agency. Conditions for Minimum Risk Pesticides.
US Environmental Protection Agency. Minimum Risk Pesticide: Definition and Product Confirmation.