• Extremely safe IGR
  • Inexpensive
  • Forgiving application


  • Very slow (3-6 months)

Active Ingredient: 1.0% fenoxycarb (an insect growth regulator, IGR)

Similar Products: other slow-acting products (Distance, Extinguish, etc.)

Application Rate, Broadcast: 1 – 1.5 lbs per acre

Speed of Control: Very slow, 3 – 6 months depending on season of application

Duration of Control: 3 – 12 months after maximum control; varies with reinvasion pressure; one application per year is usually sufficient

Approximate Cost: $10 – $12 (in 25 lb bags)

Best used for: Commercial application to large, low traffic areas where slow control is acceptable and cost is a factor. Popular with commercial turf growers.

Best season for application: Spring or summer. Fall applications will likely take until the following spring to reach maximum suppression.

Sources: Commercial pest control suppliers

Toxicity: Extremely low

Agricultural Uses: Horse pastures, non-producing orchards. Not labeled for grazed or hayed land.

Mixing with other products: None labeled, but test results indicate that Award can be mixed 50:50 with Amdro and applied at 1.5 lbs/acre total for faster control.

General Comments: Award, formerly known as Logic, is a reliable, inexpensive, very slow-acting product. Test results indicate that this product can be applied in skipped swaths for a 50% savings in material and labor with little reduction in effectiveness.

Manufacturer: Syngenta

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This site is intended to cover only broadcast-applied fire ant control products. Literally dozens of products are available as individual mound treatments. Contact your local Extension Agent or return to for more information on individual mound treatments.

Because of the constantly changing availability of fire ant insecticides, it is virtually impossible to include every product on the market. Mention of a product on this site does not imply an endorsement by Texas Cooperative Extension, the Southern Region IPM Center or any cooperating state. Lack of mention does not imply that the product is not an effective fire ant control product.

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