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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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  • 28 of 28 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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  • 27 of 29 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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  • 25 of 29 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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  • 24 of 24 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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  • 16 of 18 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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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Igr
    By Beth in Boston, Ma on 10/28/2014
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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 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  bye, bye, fleas
    By Charles in moncks corner, sc on 07/23/2014
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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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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Best Flea and Tick Control and Prevention
    By Mary in Corpus Christi, TX on 06/08/2014
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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 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Flea's
    By in Oklahoma on 08/26/2013
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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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  • 4 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Not happy with Archer & Conquer combo
    By Meghan in CT on 09/12/2011
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    I read great things about using the combination of Archer and Conquer to get rid of fleas so I purchased them both from this site. Since then I have made a few very committed attempts at getting rid of the fleas in my home to no avail. Each time I washed my dog, quarantined him from any flea-infested areas, sprayed the entire yard thoroughly, vaccumed very well, then sprayed my home, and washed bedding, and area rugs before bringing him back inside. I have had no luck at all in getting rid of the fleas. I am unhappy with my purchase and feel that I've just thrown more money and effort away in my flea battle. Don't waste your time or money on these products.

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Worked Great...Very easy
    By Matt in Michigan on 03/03/2011
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    We had a small flea problem, but we were dealing with it for months. Finally, I stopped buying the bombs and over the counter carpet sprays. I began doing some research and purchased Archer IGR and Conquer. Read the instructions, followed them to a "T".  Mixed them with water, cleaned everything we could, and sprayed them in the house. Went out to dinner with a fan running and haven't seen a flea since, except dead ones. Worked great so far. It has been 2 weeks since we used it. No more fleas (hopefully) for us ever again.

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Great Product
    By Brad in North Central Texas on 10/20/2010
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    I used this product in combination with Conquest. I had a terrible problems with fleas in my yard and also in the house. I had tried everything else including mist bombs and all. Nothing worked. I found this on the internet and used it according to label instructions. I had to use it twice 14 days apart and I have not seen a flea in the yard or the house since. That was 4 months ago. I would recommend this product to anyone.

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  flea problem in house
    By Paul in Bella Vista, AR on 09/16/2010
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    It worked!! Got a recent flea infestation in the house after tending the neighbor's two dogs for a few days. Then both our dogs got fleas, and one of our dogs was scratching and biting to the point of raw skin. We have never had a flea problem before with our monthly Frontline treatments. Searched the web and found several positive references to using Archer IGR along with Conquest. After only one treatment two weeks ago, not a flea to be found! And the best prices I found were at Do My Own.

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  ARCHER IGR
    By John in San Antonio, TX on 07/21/2010
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    Had a flea infestation prob as a result of adopting two young orphaned kittens. Initially used Suspend SC that was on hand to kill the adults, but it didn't stop the onslaught. Got the Archer IGR, and buddy that was it.

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  • 7 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Archer IGR
    By Jenny in La Harpe, Kansas 66751 on 05/18/2010
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    I have used this product before but cannot get it here where I live. I'm down in SE Kansas where there are services far and few between. These services won't sell to you. They want to come spray themselves. But I have a kennel and want to do it my way which would take many days to rotate everyone while I sprayed. I found DMOPC and was able to spray myself this year.

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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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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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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.

8 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
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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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10/17/2014 Traci from Wheeling, Il

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

AHow 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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04/03/2014 Holly from Orlando

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

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

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05/02/2012 Gary from Nc

QCan I mix bifen Xts and Archer for flea and tick control outdoors?

AYou can mix Bifen XTS and Archer IGR together for flea and tick control outdoors.

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03/04/2012 Theresa from Winter Springs, Fl

QHow much archer and conquer per gallon of water for fleas outdoors?
I just wanted to know the ratio of archer and conquer to 1 gal of water for treating fleas in my yard, also ants. I have a 1500 sq ft yard am using a hand held gallon pump sprayer.

AThis question is kind of tough if you only have a one gallon hand pump sprayer to apply the product.  When treating fleas in the yard you should water the product in.  You should apply 1 ounce of archer IGR per gallon of water and for conquer, you are supposed to apply 1/3 fluid ounces (or 10 ml) in 6 gallons of water and apply this over 1000 square feet.  Best way to do this is to just mix 1 ounce of Archer IGR, and 1/3 oz. of conquer in your gallon of water, apply that over 1000 square feet, and then water in with a few gallons of water over your yard so that solution gets into the thatch layer where the flea larvae or residing.

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01/10/2012 Tamara from Portland Oregon

QWhich IGR is best for my home with both wood and carpet floors; I have an infestation.
I had flea busters come 5 weeks ago and we still have fleas and one orange cat.

AArcher IGR and Precor IGR are the most popular IGRs for flea treatments and either one would do a great job for you. You should note that even with the best flea treatments it can take a few months to totally get rid of the flea infestation.

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01/06/2012 Tamara from Saint Michaels, Maryland

QDoes Archer effectiveness break down on dog beds after washing them in the laundry?
I just bought Archer to address an indoor flea problem. I will apply to dog beds but want to ensure it will still be effective if I launder them in water/soap a few times over the next several months. And, if I apply it to wood floors, will Archer still be effective after I've cleaned them with water/soap based products? Thank you.

AIf you wash an item with soap and water that has been treated with Archer you will be washing away the product as well and will need to reapply it. It is recommended that you wash the items or areas first, then spray Archer and let it sit in place for at least two weeks before you wash it away.

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11/15/2011 Rb from Lakeland, Fl

QDoes Archer IGR have any negative effects on beneficial insects?

AArcher IGR can have an effect on the reproduction and growth of insects that are listed on the product label and other insects that are closely related to listed insects. For more specific information on the effects of Archer IGR on certain species of beneficial insects you can contact the manufacturer Syngenta by calling 866-796-4368.

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06/14/2011 Stephen

QHow should I apply Archer IGR and Tengard SFR for chiggers outdoors?
I just purchased some Archer IGR and And some Tengard SFR for my CHIGGER problem. Can you tell me when is the best time to apply each product to where I kill all adults and any eggs from hatching? I know I apply the SFR termiticide and insecticide first. But I am not sure when I need to apply the Archer IGR to keep the eggs from hatching. Also how long should I wait before doing another round of treatments?

ATengard SFR and Archer IGR can be mixed into the same gallon of water and sprayed at the same time. Both products can be used every 14 days outdoors. You should note that neither Archer IGR nor Tengard SFR are labled for use on chiggers and may only provide you with limited results. Treatments for chiggers should begin in May and could need to continue through the summer as new chiggers move into the area. Treating the entire lawn is of little benefit because chiggers avoid direct sunlight and normally will not infest areas that are mowed or otherwise well maintained. Focus treatment on the unkempt areas of the lawn and lawn edge.

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06/11/2011 Benny

QCan I use Archer with Permethrin SFR?

AAbsolutely.  Archer IGR can be added to any insecticide with no issues.

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08/17/2010 Andrew

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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