Tiny bug, big problem
Emily Burris on May 10th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm
If you’ve driven near the University of Florida campus this week, you may have thought the circus was in town. That’s because several buildings near University Avenue have been tented for termites. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with University of Florida assistant to the associate vice president for student affairs Sharon Blansett about what’s being done to protect some of UF’s historic buildings
Blansett says the process should be complete and the tents gone by Saturday.
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