Archer IGR

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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 Talstar.

* They can be mixed together and applied at the same time from a one gallon hand pump sprayer.

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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  • 30 of 30 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  KILL THEM DEAD
    By Jeff in Florida on 06/06/2010
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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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  • 29 of 31 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Awesome
    By Jennifer in Chesapeake, VA on 07/08/2010
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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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  • 26 of 26 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  End of the line
    By Keith in Bluftton, IN on 12/25/2010

    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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  • 26 of 30 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  The BEST for Fleas....EVER
    By Kim in Bradenton, FL on 09/08/2010
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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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  • 17 of 19 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Excellent results
    By Sean in Arizona on 05/07/2010
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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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  • 4 of 5 stars  Good
    By Roy in Florida on 11/22/2016

    Worked really well knocking them down but I wished it would have knocked them out. I think I need the bait also

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Fleas
    By Rick in West Frankfort on 08/12/2016

    Used it for the first time on a flea job with Conquer. Got call backs. Not as good as advertised.

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    We apologize you did not receive the expected result from using the product. Please note that flea treatments require thorough vacuuming prior to treatment and every day for the next 14 days after the application. Reapplications must be done every 14 days for 2-3 applications depending on heavy the flea infestation was prior to treating. Reapplications are necessary due to the life cycle of the flea and how they are protected from the treatment in the larval and egg stages. Vacuuming helps them to hatch or become active which is why it is recommended that you vacuum and then apply the spray.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great shipping
    By Nate in Fostoria on 07/23/2016

    Product works really well

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Insect Growth Regulator is a must
    By Francie in Austin TX on 07/04/2016

    Archer IGR is the secret to breaking the cycle of fleas. It stops the eggs are larvae from being able to hatch out. The pupa will still hatch out for about a week, but after that, no new fleas. . . . for months at a time.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Stopped the madness...
    By Adam in Elgin, Oklahoma on 06/08/2016

    Used this product along with Conquer to knock down a severe infestation caused by the farmer spraying his cattle field and pushing the pests into my property coupled with the perfect breeding conditions this year for fleas. It started when we noticed one and then within a couple days it turned into thousands... So here we are two weeks later and zero fleas. I'm keeping this on hand to prevent any further issues we may encounter in the future however, I don't foresee any. Buy with confidence. DYOP were a godsend.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  rockettearl
    By Dennis in Florence MS. on 05/10/2016

    I use Archer IGR and have had good results. I use it with Taltar one for a mosquito problem on my one acre and now I can go outside and not have to fight off mosquito.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Archer IGR
    By Flora in Roseville Ca on 04/26/2016

    It didn't work like they said it would!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Best Flea Product Ever
    By Carol in Church Point, on 03/26/2016

    I have been using Archer IGR for over fifteen years. It is by far the best flea product I have ever used. I do one annual spray around my yard, kennels and barn every March and do not worry about fleas the rest of the year. I don't have to treat my dogs for fleas so that is one less chemical to either apply or give orally. I highly recommend this product.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Hopeful
    By Michael in San Diego, Ca on 03/20/2016

    First time using this I hope to rid the yard of fleas and help my dogs be more comfortable.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  Archer igr
    By Don in Napoleonville, LA on 08/09/2015

    I found I had less effectiveness than when I used Talstar P alone

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08/19/2010 C.

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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03/17/2011 Gail

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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02/21/2013 Anonymous from Georgia

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

AYou 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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08/28/2010 Marti

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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07/07/2010 Kim

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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Most Recent Customer Questions

08/24/2016 Jeannette from Warrenton, Or

QCan I mix Archer IGR and Conquer for flea control in my yard? How often do I need to reapply this mixture?
I have been fighting fleas since last October. I have three standard poodles.


Yes, Archer IGR and Conquer can be tank mixed and applied to the lawn once every two weeks for flea control. You should mow 1-2 days prior to application. Please read our How to Get Rid of Fleas article for more helpful tips on eradicating this pest.

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07/22/2016 Juan from Fort Lauderdale, Fl

QHow often can I use Archer IGR in conjunction with Talstar?
I see the treatment can last 7 months but I sprayed both together a couple of months ago and I continue to see mosquitos, as well as ants around my perimeter. I'm primarily using Talstar for both and the Archer to supplement mosquito growth.


Archer IGR is only photostable outside for about 2 weeks, inside is where†it would last the 7 months. †It along with Talstar should be applied once a month through mosquito season to keep the residual up. †You may continue to see mosquitoes even after application as Talstar P is not a true repellent. †It is meant to provide a long residual that will continue to kill insects that contact a treated surface. †Be sure to apply to the underside of leaves of trees and bushes and treat any standing water with a larvacide to further help with elimination.

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07/20/2016 Rebecca from Chattanooga, Tn

QWill Archer IGR take care of fleas and roaches?
I want to prevent fleas (my cat recently got tapeworms from eating one) and I have seen a few dead cockroaches in my new house. Will this product alone take care of both? Neither are a major problem.


Archer IGR will only stop these pests from growing to become reproductive adults in their immature stage. You can use Onslaught Insecticide to treat for both and it can be used on carpeted areas where you may need flea control. Be sure to follow the label for indoor and outdoor control. You can even mix Onslaught and Archer so you can have a residual insecticide and IGR control at the same time.

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06/04/2016 Trisha from Wa

QDoes Archer IGR work for spiders?


While you may mix the Archer IGR with a insecticide label for spiders to treat the infected areas to prevent future infestation of many of the insects that spiders eat, neither Archer nor any other IGR is labeled to treat spiders directly.

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05/05/2016 Ava from Maryland

QDoes Archer IGR harm bees if used in a yard for mosquito control?
Does this harm bees if used in a yard for mosquito control? Looking for a product to control mosquitos but not harm bees and other beneficials.


Archer IGR is not labeled to be used against bees. †Since it only†acts on the immature life stages of the target insect and not adults it should not effect them. †It generally only effects adults†fleas and flies.

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04/17/2016 Seyva from Southwest Florida

QHow long will Archer IGR be effective for if I spray on any given day and it rains two or three days after?
I live in Florida, and it's hard to determine when it will definitely rain, or when it'll be just a drizzle. I bought Archer IGR and Talstar One. I've been wanting to spray my yard down but it's been raining, nearly every other day, and I'm afraid the pesticides will wash away. Are there a certain amount of dry days that have to pass to be sure that the fleas have absorbed/come in contact with the pesticides?


As long as the Talstar and Archer treated area has had time to dry, rain will not wash it away. This takes about 2 hours. Per label, you can reapply once every 28 days.

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01/15/2016 Tehani from Honolulu, Hi

QCan I mix Archer IGR and Talstar P to get rid of fleas indoors and outdoors? If so, what is the mixing rate?


Talstar P†is†labeled†for the treatment of fleas outdoors only. It can be mixed with Archer IGR. They can be tank mixed at one ounce for each product to one gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft.†It can only be applied to indoor cracks and crevices. Fleas will be on the open floor surfaces so it is important to apply a product to those surfaces indoors for eradication. We do carry a Outdoor/Indoor Flea Kit. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article How to Get Rid of Fleas.

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01/15/2016 Sue from Ocala, Fl

QCan Archer IGR be used on ornamental potted plants such as Orchids and Tropicals for mealybugs?


Archer IGR is not labeled for mealybugs.†When treating for mealy bugs, you could apply†TriStar 8.5 SL,†and you will use 7.5 ml (0.25oz, 1.5 tsp) per 3 gallons of water for effective control. The Tristar bottle will measure as low as 5 ml in the built-in measuring reservoir. It is suggested that you mix a surfactant with the TriStar when treating for mealybugs for better control. You can use the†Non-Ionic surfactant†we carry at the rate of 1-2 teaspoons per gallon of water.†Do not make more than 4 applications per year. Do not reapply more than once every 7 days. To determine if application is necessary, monitor pest densities.

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12/04/2015 Kim from Yale, Mi

QHow often do I have to spray Archer IGR for fleas inside my home?


Archer IGR should be used every 10-14 days when treating for fleas. We would also recommend that you use an insecticide in combination with this product for fleas, such as Temprid SC. Both of the products will be used every 10-14 days. Be sure to vacuum daily in between treatments as well. Please see our Flea Treatment Guide for more tips and information.

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10/27/2015 Carol from Tarpon Springs, Fl

QWill Archer IGR harm earthworms?
I try to limit the use of chemicals in my yard to increase earthworm activity and the soil's fertility. Will this, or other IGR's, harm earthworms and beneficial nematodes? What is the least toxic outside flea treatment available?


It is possible that Archer IGR could stop the lifecycle of earthworms even though it is not labeled for them. Earthworms are considered beneficial insects and will not be found on any label.

We do carry green products, such as Essentria IC3, which is made with items that naturally occur in nature, such as rosemary and peppermint oil. This will likely last about two weeks outdoors because it will break down in the elements outdoors more quickly then a synthetic product.

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