Termites force closure of 19 Fig Garden Village stores

FRESNO, California

The pest control company says they are now fumigating the area to kill the insects. Daniel Jackson with /*Terminix*/ pest control says the chemicals being used are not harmful to people. On Sunday crews put up the tent. The entire process is expected to take three days. Jackson says termites are a common problem in our area.

Shoppers told Action News they were confused by the structure. Alice Lynch said, "I was shocked, I haven't been here in a while and I saw the tent. It's a little bit unusual for the Fig Garden area." Others thought the yellow and blue tent was reminiscent of the circus.

Nineteen stores are temporarily out of commission but are expected to reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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