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Archer IGR

Archer IGR is an Insect Growth Regulator that is also photostable, meaning that it does not break down easily in direct sunlight. You can use Archer IGR to control insect populations both indoors and outdoors. The Archer IGR unique mode of action disrupts the life cycle of ants, fleas, flies, ticks, cockroaches, mosquitoes and beetles leading to effective population control.

For best results, IGR products should be applied with an insecticide such as Conquer. They can be mixed together andapplied at the same time from a one gallon hand pump sprayer.


Active Ingredient: Pyridine 1.3%
Target pests: Cockroaches, fleas, ants, litter beetles, crickets, ticks, and flying insect pests
For use in: indoors and outdoors
Application: Photostable up to 14 days so it even works in areas of direct sunlight.
Pet safe: Yes; when used as directed
Yield: 8 to 16 gallons of solution
Manufactured By: Syngenta



Archer Insecticide is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator). The Archer Insecticide unique mode of action disrupts the life cycle of ants, fleas, flies, ticks, cockroaches, mosquitoes and beetles for effective population control.
1. Low hazard, only carries a “caution” warning from the EPA 2. Non-volatile and remains stable in sunlight.
3. Effective when used in combination with other baits, and readily tank mixes with adulticides like Demand CS and Demon MAX, for a fast-acting, superior pest control program.
4. Does not cause stain or odor when used as directed.
5. Retains activity against pre-adult fleas for up to 7 months, and against pre-adult cockroaches for up to 6 months

What is an IGR?
1. Archer Insecticide is an IGR, or Insect Growth Regulator.
2. An IGR is a chemical that disrupts and impede the life cycle of insects in the egg and larvae stage of development.
3. The idea with an IGR is that if an insect cannot reach adulthood, it cannot reproduce.
4. In short, IGR is a form of “birth control” for pests which helps keep the populations of unwanted pests under control by preventing current and future infestations.

How to Mix Archer Insecticide
Archer Insect Growth Regulator is intended to be mixed with water and applied with application equipment, such as hand-held, backpack, or power spray equipment.
1. Fill applicator container 1/2 full with water.
2. Add the amount of Archer Insect Growth Regulator to container as recommended in the rate table found on the product label
3. Shake, stir, or agitate.
4. Fill applicator tank with water to final volume recommended in rate table.
5. Shake, stir, or agitate again.
6. To assure the highest quality control, prepared dilutions should be used within 24 hours and should be shaken, stirred, or agitated again if diluted material is not used for several hours.

General
Prior to any interior treatment, carpets, draperies and upholstered furniture should be vacuumed. The vacuum cleaner bag should be sealed and disposed of in an outdoor trash receptacle.

In Kennels and Doghouses
Treatment of kennels and doghouses will control pre-adult fleas from developing into biting and reproductive adult fleas.
1. Prior to treatment, remove animals, pets and their food and water dishes before applying.
2. Do not return animals and pets to treated areas until the application has completely dried.
3. Using a tank-type applicator, apply Archer at a rate of 1 gallon diluted solution per 1,500 square feet of surface area.
4. Apply to buildings, resting areas, walls, floors, animal bedding and run areas.
5. Archer should not be used as an on-animal application. Pets should be treated for fleas by a veterinarian or groomer before the home is treated with Archer.

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  • 18 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  KILL THEM DEAD
    By Jeff on June 6, 2010
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    Fleas have no chance with Archer. I mixed it with Conquer and sprayed as label told me to. Fleas and ants are no more. THANK YOU DoMyOwnPestControl, you saved me a bunch of money and kept my grand baby safe and stoped my pets from the itch.

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  • 17 of 18 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Awesome
    By Jennifer on July 8, 2010
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    I used an Archer/Conquer mixture on my yard and in my house for a flea problem that was out of control. Within no time the little boogers were gone! I've tried everything and this was the ONLY product that worked. My name is Jennifer and I've been flea free for 2 weeks!

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  • 13 of 16 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  The BEST for Fleas....EVER
    By Kim on September 8, 2010
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    This is one time where I feel compelled to review for the benefit of everyone who is experiencing flea infestations. My poor indoor dog was constantly scratching and biting herself raw. She suffers various symptoms when topicals are applied and I am loath to expose her to those chemicals. I live in SW Florida and the fleas were horrendous this spring. I spent a fortune and nothing worked. I found this website and discovered Archer Growth Regular and Conquer (instant knock down). Used these two in combination for everywhere inside and out. Additionally, treated the yard with Bifen (granular long term). WOW...within just a few days all fleas GONE. That was May 1st. I treated with everything again 3 months later. I have seen 2 fleas since May 1st. BRAVO, Archer, Conquer & Bifen!!!! BTW, all other bugs are dead too. I fired the pest control people and do it myself for a fraction of the cost now with ten times the results.

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  End of the line
    By Keith on December 25, 2010

    I am a landlord and I had a house with fleas so bad that when you entered the house fifteen minutes later my legs were covered with hundreds of fleas. I tried store bought foggers and sprays - don't waste your money. I purchased Archer IGR and Conquer and used one ounce of each in a gallon sprayer, sprayed once a week for two weeks and the problem was solved. GREAT STUFF!!

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  • 10 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Excellent results
    By Sean on May 7, 2010
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    We are using this product for the control of: DESERT COCKROACHES, SCORPIONS, CRICKETS, and EARWIGS. Very low odor that dissipates within five to ten minutes. Leaves no visible residue when mixed and applied as recommended. We are using this product with ONSLAUGHT insecticide, and since starting this regimen every three months, our results have been fantastic. Our cricket problem is actually not a problem any longer!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Best Flea and Tick Control and Prevention
    By Mary on June 8, 2014
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    I used this product for the first time 3 years ago when I had a flea infestation in my yard. The fleas were so bad I would step outside my back door and a dozen would jump on me. After one treatment the results were immediate. I followed up with one more treatment as instructed and did not have any fleas for an entire year. I don't know how it works but it does what it says, inhibits the fleas ability to lay eggs, grow!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Another stellar transaction!
    By R. on May 20, 2014
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    Once again we have received most excellent service from DMOPC! Product arrived quickly and their prices are the lowest I've found for the products we need, including this one. We will be ordering again - we use DMOPC for all our products in the war against fleas and ticks here in hot hot Texas.

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  • 3 of 5 Stars  ok
    By Michael on September 30, 2013
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    Didnt work as well as I thought It would for the price

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Watch out bugs!!
    By John on September 28, 2013
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    Product arrived on time, as stated. Was packaged well. Have not had chance to use it, but I will share more once I find out results in a few weeks.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Flea's
    August 26, 2013
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    I have used this product with my viper inside spray for bugs.It works great it took too sprayings to get the flea's under control..After that I vacuumed every day for two weeks to get some of the flea's that had servived in carpet..Now I vacuumed about two times a week and no sign of flea's in my house or carpet..I will spray every month for several months to make sure they do not return.Very pleased with product..Dar

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Great Product
    By Randy on April 24, 2013
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    This is actually the third year I have used the Archer IGR in combination with Talstar P. The Archer does a great job for long term control of fleas and ticks and other bugs in and around our home in combination with the quick kill of the Talstar. I have recommended it to others and they have ordered both products from Do My Own Pest Control. I do find it necessary to apply the products about every 4 months. Fleas and ticks are very active in our area of Florida for a good 8 months.

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  How can it work for some and not for others?
    By Annette on April 3, 2013
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    It didn't work for me I bought 2 so I know I had enough to do my small yard even put some on the backs of my dogs and didn't work for me.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  archer igr
    By Vicki on November 11, 2012
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    This product was great. It measures out one once at a time for you. It was easy to mix and apply with no smell or getting every place, only where sprayed. Before using I was getting nearly 100 fleas a day on my socks or in traps but since using, it has been about two and a half weeks now, I am only finding about two per day, some days none. I am still setting traps and wearing my white socks so my looking for them has not changed but feel this has done a great job. Also used Diamacious earth in the cracks of the furniture. Would recommend this product

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Archer IGR
    By J. on October 7, 2012

    I was having a tick problem, primarily in the house. I searched for information through many products. Not only did Archer IGR list the insects that could be treated with this product, but also explained the life cycle of the insect and what effect this product would have. Spraying with this product ,regularly, inside and out, has pretty much eliminated the problem.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Definitely Helped
    By John on September 22, 2012

    Sprayed about 3 weeks ago and went 3 weeks without seeing a flea. Had a few show up again on the dogs in the last day or two. I might just hit the yard with another adult flea killer, but this stuff definitely slowed them down more than the adulticides were.

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August 19, 2010 C. asked:

QOnce the product dries, is there any toxic effect to people?
I read the MSDS sheet, and I could not find any information on once the product dries or if it continues to have the same warnings as in liquid form. Also, nothing about reactivity of the product if it becomes wet. Thank you.

ANo. As with most insecticide products, the danger is when the product is liquid. People (except for the applicator) and pets should be out of the area while the product is applied, and they can safely re-enter the area after the product has dried. Archer will not re-constitute once it has dried.

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July 7, 2010 Kim asked:

QHow much Archer IGR would I need to treat one acre of land?

AThe usage rate will depend on the insect you are trying to treat, but you will either need 1 or 2 ounces of product per 1,000 sq ft. Since there are 43,560 sq ft per acre, you will need 3-6 bottles of Archer IGR if you actually want to treat the entire acre. Most pests require that you only treat targeted areas, for example if you were treating for fleas you would only need to treat moist, shady areas and areas where animals spend a lot of time.

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August 17, 2010 Andrew asked:

QWould using Suspend SC and Archer work for indoor and outdoor use?
I am trying to find the best combination for my cat flea problem. I've read Suspend SC and Archer are good products. I would like to know if I can use them in a mixture together? Will they work outdoors and indoors? Are there any other products you would recommend instead of Suspend C and/or Archer?

ASuspend SC would not be a good choice for indoor flea control because it can not be used over carpeted areas, it must be kept to cracks and crevices only. A better choice would be Tengard SFR in combination with the Archer IGR. These products can be mixed together and used both indoors and outdoors for flea control.

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August 28, 2010 Marti asked:

QWill my dog get sick if she chews on mulch that has been sprayed with Archer IGR and Conquer?
My concern is that one dog likes to occasionally chew on the wood mulch (and acorns that fall into that area). Is this a health concern for the dog?

AIn most circumstances the dog would have to ingest a lot of the treated mulch and acorns for there to be a health risk. Once these products are diluted and sprayed there is only a very minute amount of the active ingredients applied, only enough to have an effect on an insect.

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March 17, 2011 Gail asked:

QCan I use Archer IGR with a hose end sprayer? How much would I need for 1/4 acre?
I run a doggy day care with about 1/4 acre of yard. I want to apply the product quicker than with a gallon sprayer.

AYou can use Archer IGR in a hose end sprayer. You will need to apply 1 ounce of Archer IGR per 1,500 sq ft. You can mark of a 1,500 sq ft area, add the appropriate amount of ArcherIGR to the hose end sprayer and then spray until the container is empty. The exact amount of water you use isn't very important, you just need to make sure you are using the correct amount of product per 1,500 sq ft. In areas with thicker, denser vegetation you will need to use a bit more water to help the product get to the soil where these pests harbor. One bottle of Archer IGR should be enough for at least 2 treatments on a 1/4 acre property.

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April 3, 2014 Holly from Orlando asked:

QDoes Archer IGR have an expiration date?
I don't see an expiration date. What is the shelf life?

A Archer IGR has a three year shelf life from the date of purchase if kept away from extreme temperatures.

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March 5, 2014 Elaine from Bakersfield, Ca asked:

QIs Archer IGR effective on stink bug eggs and larvae?
In eastern Virginia there is a huge stink bug infestation that pest control companies can not seem to do anything about. They just say to pick up the adult stink bugs with a paper towel or napkin and throw it into a bucket of soapy water. The infestation is spreading to other areas of the country, including California, I understand. Will Archer IGR kill the eggs an larvae or at least make them sterile so they can not reproduce? If not, is there anything that can be used to get rid of the stink bugs in Virginia?

A Unfortunately, we are not aware of an IGR that is labeled to stop the reproduction of stink bugs. However, there are insecticides such as Alpine WSG, that are extremely effective at killing stink bugs. Alpine WSG can be used in attics and eaves; on exterior hard surfaces like sidewalks, driveways, patios and porches; on full exterior sides of buildings, where stink bugs congregate.

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February 28, 2014 Jan from Bradenton Fl asked:

QWhich type of sprayer is best to apply Archer IGR for flea control? 1 Gallon Pump sprayer or hose end sprayer?

A You can use either a hose end or a pump sprayer to apply Archer IGR. One of our most popular pump sprayer is the Chapin premier 1 gal XP.

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February 19, 2014 Vicki from Purcellville, Va asked:

QStink bugs
Does this product work on stink bugs?

A Archer IGR is an insect growth regulator. It doesn't kill insects, but prevents them from being able to reproduce. It is not lableled for stink bugs. For stink bug control, we recommend our stink bug control kit

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October 20, 2013 James from Alabama asked:

QWhat is the mix ratio to use in a hose-end sprayer for Archer IGR and Talstar to treat for fleas & mosquitoes?

A You want to set your dial to disperse 2 ounces per gallon of water and insert 1 ounce of Talstar, and 1 ounce of Archer into the container for however many gallons you think you will need to cover your yard.

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October 8, 2013 Ian from Lexington Park, Md asked:

QDoes Archer IGR effect new flea eggs even after it has been dried?
It says Archer IGR continues to work for 7 months. Does this mean that if a flea from outside were to lay eggs in a carpet I treated with IGR earlier, when those larvae hatch they will be effected by the IGR? Or does it only work for 7 months on those larvae that have been directly sprayed?

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IGRs are made based on the way insects develop or behave. They target or mimic hormones that control the phases of molting, or the changes from larval to adult forms. There are different types of IGRs; they will target different aspects of the insect’s growth processes, all with the goal to prevent reproductive adults. 
  • Chitin synthesis inhibitors: Chitin is a component of the exoskeleton. If chitin synthesis inhibitors are employed, when an insect molts it cannot form a new exoskeleton, causing the insect to die. It can also interfere with egg development.
  • Juvenile hormone analogs or mimics: During molting, the influx of the juvenile hormones will prevent the insect from forming into the next life cycle phase, keeping it at a larval stage and preventing the insect from maturing into an adult.
  • Anti-juvenile hormones: This will block juvenile hormone production, causing young larval stages to molt too soon into a non-functioning adult.

Archer IGR and other IGRs will leave a residual after it has dried. It retains activity against pre-adult fleas for up to 7 months.

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September 23, 2013 Vickie from Odessa, Mo asked:

QIs Archer IGR safe to use on the hay?

A Archer IGR is not labeled for treating hay that is used for grazing animals. Please contact us at 866.581.7378 for flea treatment advice for your barn. Any of our representatives would be happy to assist you.

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May 2, 2013 Jay from Harrisburg Pa asked:

QI am using Talstar for Mosquito's. Is there any advantage or effectiveness to adding an IGR?

A Yes, adding an IGR such as Archer IGR will help to stop the reproduction process. The immature mosquitoes will become sterile.

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February 27, 2013 Rene from (metro) Atlanta, Ga asked:

QWhat is the best month to spray Archer IGR for the best preventative control of fleas & ticks?
Last year, Georgia was a nightmare with ticks appearing in April & fleas continuing into Sept. I'd like to try to prevent another infestation if I can. Does temperature effect the product? I'm thinking mid-March or late-Feb.

A Starting in March when the weather starts to get warm is the best time to get a jump on fleas. As long as it is not freezing out during the application you can apply products for flea control

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February 21, 2013

QCan you use Archer IGR, Permethrin SFR, and Deltamethrin together?
Have a bad problem with fleas in yard.

A You can use Archer IGR + Permethrin and you can use Archer IGR + Deltamethrin but you should not mix all 3 chemicals together because Permethrin and Deltamethrin are from the same class of chemicals and it would be like essentially just doubling the dose of either product. Instead you should mix Permethrin or Deltamethrin + Archer IGR + a pyrethrin such as Exciter. The pyrethrin would give you the really fast knockdown, the deltamethrin/permethrin would give you the long lasting residual and the Archer IGR would help break the breeding cycle.

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