Archer IGR

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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.

Product Documents

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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  • 37 of 37 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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  • 34 of 36 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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  • 30 of 30 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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  • 30 of 35 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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  • 18 of 20 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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Really works great for fleas
    By Mark in Pinehurst, NC on 05/21/2018

    We used everything to try and get rid of them when our dogs brought them in and couldn't find anything to work. Our dogs were infested with them and our home. We got Archer IGR and a small pump sprayer, we sprayed all the carpets and the couch then let it dry. They were gone within a few days, we tried flea medicine, vacuuming more, among other store pesticides, THIS WORKED BETTER THAN ANYTHING. We sprayed an additional time 2 weeks later to make sure they were gone. Haven't seen them in over a year.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Reliable still
    By Bonjour in Phx az on 03/16/2018

    Been using this for years to keep things under control. Still works for everything inside and out. Domyown always saves me a lot of time and can spray on days convenient for me not having to schedule with exterminators. Thanks!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Archer for flea control
    By Susan in AUSTIN, TX on 02/09/2018

    Live in texas with 2 cats. had a flea problem in our apartment in the summer. Archer worked well. It did take two months to completely be rid of fleas because Archer was the only product we used and didn't mix it with anything else; It did what the label said it would do. Great product!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Amazing!
    By Joshua in AR on 08/13/2017

    Worked very fast!!!!! Only thing I've used that works! And we have tried everything! So thankful for this product!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works Great
    By Ricky in Dallas, Ga on 07/30/2017

    Began treating in March and treated every 6 weeks. Not a Mosquito in sight all summer. Normally from dusk to dark we couldn't sit on our deck. This year we have enjoyed the deck all summer.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Awesome
    By Hulen in Princeton on 07/25/2017

    Its not an immediate fix, however after about two weeks no fleas attacking you.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fleas Be Gone
    By Altimease in Albany, Ga on 04/26/2017

    Not sure if it was the Archer IGR or the combination of that and the Conquer mix but one treatment in my house and it was flealess. My storage room, of course, where the dog lived still showed signs after 2 weeks so I'm going to treat that area again and I have faith that'll clear them out. After trying all kinds of expensive sprays out the store I'm glad I found this sight.

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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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  • 6 of 7 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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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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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.

14 of 14 people found this answer helpful.
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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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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.

10 of 10 people found this answer helpful.
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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.

9 of 11 people found this answer helpful.
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Most Recent Customer Questions

06/20/2018 Randolph from Palmyra

QHow does Archer IGR work for mosquitoes and ants?
I only need to spray outside.


Archer IGR is an insect growth regulator, which inhibits the reproductive cycle of the insect so it can no longer reproduce.  It is not an insecticide on it's own and should be paired with an insecticide like Talstar for best results.

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06/05/2018 John from Duluth, Mn

QCan I mix Archer with Demand CS and Exponent?


Yes, Archer, Demand CS, and Exponent can all be mixed together.

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04/17/2018 Michele from Thurmont, Md

QWhat is the effect of Archer IGR on bees?


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 affect them.  It generally only affects adults fleas and flies.

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09/18/2017 Tina from Seminole, Tx

QIs it ok to mix Tempo SC, Archer IGR, and Conquer all in one bucket for fleas?


Archer IGR can be mixed with an insecticide like Tempo Ultra or Conquer following the instructions on each products' label. We do not recommend that you mix two insecticides together as that would be like doubling the usage rate of each insecticide and make the product ineffective.

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09/11/2017 Nadeem from Dewsbury

QCan you ship Archer IGR to the UK?


We apologize, but we are not currently able to ship Archer IGR or any other products to the U.K. or anywhere else outside of the U.S. 

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08/21/2017 Dcp123 from San Francisco, Ca

QCan Archer IGR be used outdoors where food is grown?


Archer IGR should not be applied to edible vegetation or where it may drift onto edible vegetation.

1 of 1 people found this answer helpful.
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06/27/2017 Niki from Lanham, Md

QCan I mix Archer IGR and Permethrin SFR?
Can I mix with archer IGR and permethrin SFR to kill the roach and stop them growing? How to mix? How much of each mix with water together? How often?


Yes, Archer IGR and Permethrin SFR can be mixed together and applied at the same time. The mixing rate is 1 2/3 fl oz of Permethrin SFR and 1 fl oz of Archer IGR per gallon of water. This can be done every 21 days as needed. Be sure to use a bait gel, such as Maxforce Magnum as well inside of cabinets and drawers. Be careful not to spray the bait with insecticides because it will contaminate it and the roaches will not consume it.

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04/21/2017 Russ from Winona

QCan i use Archer IGR with Riptide and Permethrin SFR in a fogger?


Archer IGR can be used with either Riptide or Permethrin SFR.   However, while Archer and Riptide can be used in a fogger, Permethrin SFR cannot. 

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03/22/2017 Jennifer from Humble, Tx

QDoes it make sense to mix Archer IGR, Conquer, and Gentrol IGR together for indoor/outdoor use?
I've used conquer and archer together, mostly targeting fleas, but would like to add a roach IGR. Does it make sense to mix these three together for indoor/outdoor use?


No, there is no need to use Gentrol IGR as well as Archer IGR. Archer IGR is labeled for roaches as well.

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03/10/2017 Ruth from Texas

QCan Archer IGR be used indoors on hardwood floors?


Archer IGR can be applied to hardwood floors as a crack and crevice treatment only. This means along baseboards, under and around appliances, behind bookcases, door and window frames, inside cabinets and closets, etc per the product label

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