Insect Growth Regulator (IGR)

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Gentrol IGR Concentrate
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$7.78
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A professional insecticide that is an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) for roaches, drain flies, fruit flies, bedbugs, and for indoors only.

NyGuard IGR
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$49.50
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A professional insecticide that is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor applications.

Archer IGR
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$55.75
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A professional insecticide that is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) for commercial & residential and Indoor & outdoor applications.


Gentrol Point Source
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$26.85
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Contains the Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) hydroprene for 90-day control of roaches and other stored product pests.

Precor IGR Concentrate
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$6.70
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Contains the insect growth regulator methoprene to stop pre-adult flea development - and future infestations. Not for ticks.

Gentrol Aerosol IGR - 16 oz. can
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$19.56
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Aerosol containing IGR (Insect growth regulator) that disrupts pest development, preventing current and future infestations.


NyGuard EZ1
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$12.95
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A professional insecticide that is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) for commercial & residential and indoor & outdoor applications.

NyGuard Plus
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$22.62
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Controls and prevents flea and tick infestations. Neutralizes pet odors.

Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide
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$42.55
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A professional mosquito larvicide that kills mosquitoes at their breeding sites--stopping mosquitoes before they even hatch!


Pivot 10 IGR Concentrate
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$43.99
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A professional insecticide that is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) for commercial & residential and indoor & outdoor applications including lawns and landscaping.

Martins IGR
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$10.50
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Contains the insect growth regulator Nylar to stop pre-adult flea development - and future infestations.

Meteor IGR Concentrate
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$8.90
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Compare to Precor IGR. Prevents emergence of adult fleas indoors. Lasts 210 days.


Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator
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$50.10
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A professional insecticide that is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) for commercial & residential indoor & outdoor applications including lawns.

Distance IGR
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$229.00
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A professional insecticide that is an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) for commercial & residential greenhouses, interiorscapes and ornamental plants and trees.

AzaGuard Insecticide Nematicide
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$159.29
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An organic insecticide nematicide that is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that controls and repels over 300 insects in commercial & residential applications.


Dos Flea And Crawling Insect Spray
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$22.20
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A professional aerosol spray for flea and other crawling insects that is ideal for a PMP for indoor residential and commercial applications.

Prescription Treatment Ascend Fire Ant Bait
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$246.47
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A professional ant bait that causes an immediate halt to egg production by the queen that prevents the ant colony's growth.

OHP Adept Insect Growth Regulator
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$159.95
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A professional insecticide that is an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) for ornamentals in greenhouses, shadehouses and interiorscapes to control soil and foliar insects.


Citation Insecticide
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$355.94
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A professional insecticide that is an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) for ornamental plants & vegetables in commercial greenhouses, nurseries and shadehouses.

Altosid XR-G
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$505.04
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A granular IGR insecticide with extended residual to prevent adult mosquito emergence including those which may transmit West Nile Virus or Zika Virus.

Altosid XR Briquets
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$883.74
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A professional Mosquito growth regulator with up to 150 days of control to prevent larvae from becoming adults that may carry the West Nile and Zika Virus.

 

What is an IGR?
Insect Growth Regulators (IGR’s) are chemicals such as hydroprene and methoprene, that disrupt and impede the life cycle of insects in the egg and larvae stage of development. The idea with an IGR is that if an insect cannot reach adulthood, it cannot reproduce. 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.

Insect growth regulators are widely used in many pest control applications and can be powerful tools in controlling unwanted insect populations. IGRs are known for being more selective and less harmful to you, your pets and the environment, so knowing how to use these products can help you boost your pest control efforts.

How Insect Growth Regulators Work

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.

What kind of pests can be controlled with an IGR?
Some of the most common pests targeted by IGR’s include fleas, ticks, ants, roaches, bedbugs, and other stored product pests.

Since IGR’s address only the problem of reproduction but do not actually kill the adult insect, it is always a good idea to use a knockdown-and-kill insecticide along with the IGR for ultimate population control. (Also keep in mind that IGR’s are NOT for direct application to pets, although it may be used on their bedding. To treat flea problems on animals, it’s a good idea to use a flea collar or other product designed specifically for direct pet application.)

Using Insect Growth Regulators

Since IGRs are more selective, it can take a while for you to experience noticeable results with insect population control. Mixing an IGR with an insecticide can give you immediate results with long-lasting control. IGRs are often recommended and used in flea control, where they can be used around the home or in pet treatments and preventatives, since the products are considered safe to use around humans and animals. 
 
While IGRs are essential in flea control, IGRs like Archer and Gentrol can control fruit or drain flies, bed bugs, cockroaches, crickets, ticks, and some flying insect pests.

When is the best time to use an IGR?

The ideal time to treat your home with an IGR to prevent bothersome infestations is right now, before reproduction becomes a problem.

How long do IGR's last after I apply them?

Insect Growth Regulators (IGR's) typically are effective for about 30 days when used for indoor treatments. On the other hand, if you are doing outdoor treatments you need to make sure to purchase an IGR product that is photostable if you are going to be spraying the product in areas of direct sunlight. Photostable IGR's last longer in direct sunlight.

Formulations

IGR’s can come in a concentrated, spray, bait, and aerosol form for versatile application. IGR concentrates like Precor and Gentrol are meant to be mixed with water and can then be used as crack and crevice, spot, or fogging applications. (When treating for fleas, concentrates applied to carpets, upholstered furniture, and pet sleeping areas, may prevent adult flea emergence for up to 7 months.)

An IGR Aerosol reaches fleas and other pests or larvae hidden in carpets, rugs, drapes, upholstery, pet bedding and floor cracks. Whatever form you are using, always read the product label carefully for ideal application.

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