Fire ants are one of the biggest pests of Alabama lawns and gardens. On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, a Fire Ant Control Program will be held at the Alabama Power Building, 2001 13th Avenue, in Haleyville. This program is free to the public and will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Several topics will be covered including the life cycle of fire ants, control measures such as mound treatments and baits, and there will be an equipment demonstration. Preregistration is not required. Charles Pinkston, Regional Extension Agent, and Mike Henshaw, County Extension Coordinator, will be on hand to answer questions about fire ants. If you need any additional information please contact the Winston County Extension Office at (205) 489-5376.