When Cleaning Products Are Pesticides (PI233)

Did you know that cleaning products, such as bleach and disinfectants, can be considered pesticides? This 3-page fact sheet describes the EPA’s interpretation of cleaning product label language, including examples of cleaning product claims that are considered pesticidal, that are considered not pesticidal, and that may or may not be pesticidal depending on the context in which they are presented. It was written by F. M. Fishel and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, January 2011.