Cordell Hull building undergoes treatment for bedbugs

Cordell Hull State Office Building
Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 17:30:37-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Cordell Hull Building on the state capitol grounds will be treated for bedbugs this week.

State officials said bedbug insects were found in an area on the fifth floor of the building on Wednesday.

As a recommendation from contractors who assessed the insects, the fourth and sixth floors will also be treated.

Staff on each floor were told to prepare their offices for treatment by removing loose paper and personal items.

Officials said all House staff have been asked to stay out of the office until after Thanksgiving break to allow the contractors enough time to treat the impacted areas.