Termites Fall from Ceiling in Media Lab Hallway

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Katie Settos '15

The above photo shows the amount of termites that fell from the ceiling 15 minutes after Watt first vacuumed.

At approximately 9:10 a.m. this morning students stumbled upon an unusual sight–scores of termites had fallen from a hole in the ceiling and were crawling on the tiles between the Media Lab and the theater hallway bathrooms. According to Custodian Gerard Watt, about 15 minutes after he first vacuumed the termites out approximately 100 more had fallen. Staples is planning on getting an exterminator.

 

Contributed reporting by Aaron Hendel ’14 and Katie Settos ’15.