Apopka police headquarters bugged by termites – Orlando Sentinel

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 2:41 am

Apopka police have a termite problem.

Exterminators will cover the 302,600-square-foot building with a fumigation tent during Memorial Day weekend, but police operations will not be affected, city spokesman Robert Sargent said.

He said dispatchers work in another building and officers will work from their vehicles.

But Sargent cautioned residents not to come to the building because they will be prohibited from entering the tent, and the parking lot behind the 112 E. Sixth St. headquarters will be closed.

If you need help quickly, call 911. For non-emergencies, call police at 407-703-1757.

Work crews found signs of an infestation earlier this year while laying new carpet and making other improvements in the building.

Orkin Pest Services won the contract to terminate the termites with a low bid of $21,900.

In a news release Thursday afternoon, Sargent said Apopkas police offices typically shut down during the three-day holiday weekend.

He said police would patrol the city as usual.

Apopka is Orange Countys second-largest city, with a population of nearly 50,000.

For health reasons, no one is allowed inside the tented building during fumigation.

Police moved into the building in 1988, but its much older. Sargent said he did not know the age of the building.

Stephen Hudak can be reached at 407-650-6361, shudak@orlandosentinel.com or on Twitter @Bearlando.

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