They are tiny, but ravenous. Termites have long enjoyed historic buildings as an entree on their limited menu.
After the successful tenting of an entire block of downtown Mount Dora last month, another downtown landlord is taking the same step to preserve its own large historic building.
Beginning on September 19, the building on the southwest corner of Donnelly Street and 4th Avenue will be enclosed in a fumigation tent with Vikane gas to eliminate drywood termites. The process takes three days and the building should re-open on September 21.
The large fumigation project involves three businesses: Las Palmas Cuban Restaurant, Mount Dora Olive Oil Company and Mount Dora Gold Exchange. The landlord, 351 North Donnelly Street LLC, will provide the businesses with refrigerated storage trucks for perishable items until the building is ready to re-open.
Dawn Williams, the building’s leasing agent, is working with Massey Pest Control, the same company that completed the earlier downtown fumigation, to assist tenants with specific questions and concerns.
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