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Termites bugging Kansas St. entomology department

Published on -8/1/2013, 7:02 AM

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- The building that houses insect research at Kansas State University has a big problem with bugs.

Officials tell WIBW-TV (http://bit.ly/1cfdgbC ) that swarms of termites have infested Waters Hall, a historic building that's home to the Entomology Department.

The university is working carefully to fight the termites while protecting the insects used by the department for study and research.

With liquid chemicals ruled out, Kansas State has turned to American Pest Management Inc. in Manhattan to install an environmentally friendly anti-termite system. Company vice president Travis Aggson says the system involves putting termite bait stations in the ground to create a protective ring around the building.

Aggson says Waters Halls has had a half-dozen termite swarms in the past two years.

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