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Exterminators Stay Busy During Flood Recovery

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By Rodney Dunigan 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Many mid-state neighborhoods are still recovering from flood, and they have other issues to contend with including insects and rodents.

Local exterminators have been busier than usual the past few weeks trying to get rid of the unwanted pests. 

Russell Cochran had his hands full Monday. Since the flood waters receded the work has been non-stop for Nashville Pest Control. 

"We've been pretty busy. They're just almost working us to death," said company owner Gregory Cochran. 

Exterminators said the problem is two fold. The flood forced many insects and rodents from their nesting place and most are now hunting for food. The cleanup in many neighborhoods makes for the perfect recipe for problems. 

"If they don't get those cleaned up pretty quickly it's ideal for rats, mice, snakes and that kind of thing," said Cochran. 

Beatrice Hooker said now that the water has dried up in her basement she's hoping exterminators can help keep insects from seeping in. 

"It's not very pleasurable that's for sure," said Hooker. 

Exterminators warn that trash and debris also add to the problem. They said any waste left on lawns could draw pests. 

E-mail: rdunigan@newschannel5.com

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