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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.

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 in Florida 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 in Chesapeake, VA 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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  • 14 of 17 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  The BEST for Fleas....EVER
    By Kim in Bradenton, FL 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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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  End of the line
    By Keith in Bluftton, IN 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 in Arizona 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  Excellent product for fleas
    By Usrika in San Diego, CA on December 11, 2014

    I ordered Archer IGR along with Conquer for my house. I have two dogs and we were all getting bitten by fleas for weeks. I tried different techniques to get rid of the fleas such as baking soda, salt treatment, etc. Nothing worked. Archer and Conquer combination was awesome. Mixed them together as per the instructions and sprayed both indoors and outdoors. Not seen a flea since then. Strongly recommend these for any household with flea infestation.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Igr
    By Beth in Boston, Ma on October 28, 2014
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    I found a flea on my indoor cat, the dogs have flea meds on them but I guess it doesn't prevent them from hitching a ride! There was a flea dirt on my cat! I freaked! I bought the archer IGR to mix in with the conquer, it worked fabulous! My cat even went to the vet three weeks later and they didn't even find any fleas or dirt on him! It worked very well, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  bye, bye, fleas
    By Charles in moncks corner, sc on July 23, 2014
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    I had tried several products available from local retail stores to rid my yardof fleas. Not just a few fleas but a full blown infestation. After fighting them for three weeks I heard about Archer from Clemson University extension service, bought it, applied it with an adult flea killer according to label instructions. Three days later I could walk anywhere In my yard and NO FLEAS. Thank you archer andDMOPC.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Best Flea and Tick Control and Prevention
    By Mary in Corpus Christi, TX 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. in McKinney, TX 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 in vallejo 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 in Modesto, CA 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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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    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 in Sopchoppy, FL. 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 7 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  How can it work for some and not for others?
    By Annette in Spicewood 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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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 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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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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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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March 8, 2015 Melanie from Boonville asked:

QWill Archer IGR when applied to the grass help control the fly population? Once sprayed, how often do I need to respray?

A Archer will help control the fly population, but you will also need and adulticide as well. You could mix Archer with Bifen to gain continuous control.

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February 27, 2015 Joel from Barbados asked:

QWhich IGR can I use for ants, roaches, ticks and fleas?
I am looking for a spray that I can use for all four, as most of our treatments are based on these four, then we bait the mice or rats. which two chemicals are best for my program.

A Archer IGR is a very effective insect growth regulator that is labeled for ants, roaches, fleas and ticks. This product is very photostable, meaning it does not break down easily in light. This IGR can be used indoors and outdoors. 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.

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October 17, 2014 Traci from Wheeling, Il asked:

QHow long does Archer take to dry? Can I lock my cats in the bathroom while treating the house?

A How long it will take to dry will depend entirely on how heavily you sprayed Archer and how well the air circulation in the home is. It could take 30 minutes up to 2 hours for a full dry time so keeping the cats out of the treated are for at least 2 hours should be sufficient.

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September 14, 2014 Victoria from New Orleans asked:

QDog park use, would there be any risk to dogs that might chew on the grass after it's dried?
The application would occur during closed hours so that it would be dried before dogs enter the park. Another question is, you note that fleas live and reproduce in shady moist areas of the yard, but what if there are a lot of dogs on the property as in a dog park? Should we just treat the entire lawn (approx 1/2 acre) and perimeter of dwellings on a routine basis? Thank you for your help.


Once Archer IGR is dry, it is safe the dogs to be on the lawn and chew the grass.

We would recommend treating the entire lawn. Archer IGR is labeled to be used in pet dwellings so this will be safe to use there as well. We would also recommend using an insecticide with Archer IGR, such as Onslaught. Archer IGR is just a growth regulator. It will not kill the fleas. It will only stop them from reproducing. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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July 15, 2014 Lisa from San Jose Ca asked:

QBad flea infestation on patio and in garage
We had a family of possums make our crawl space and garage their home. Once we got them out we had a huge flea infestation on our patio under a small deck. We've had terminix come spray 5x over the last 4 weeks and nothing has improved. We bombed the garage yesterday which had a slight improvement but the garage isn't nearly as bad as the patio near our sliding door ( there is a small dark place under the sliding door). Terminix has used cy-kik and tempo but neither has helped and they don't know what else to do. So I'm hoping to use Acher and talstar to get rid of the problem. We feel trapped in our home and defeated.

A We apologize you are having such a time eradicating fleas. Fleas control can take time due to their life cycle. Talstar and Archer would work fantastic outdoors and in the garage. The IGR to break the reproduction cycle sounds like what your treatments have been missing. Please view our Flea control page. If you have a problem indoors, Talstar and Archer can only be applied to cracks and crevices. We recommend using Alpine Flea insecticide for indoor control.

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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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