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New Task Force Ready to Battle Bedbugs

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — Move over frogs and locusts, the bedbugs are coming.

“Ladies and gentlemen, they’re here,” said Bill Willis, an lawyer who handles landlord-tenant disputes. “I field three to five bedbug problems a day. I want it to stop.”

With concern mounting over the resurgence of bedbugs, the Franklin County Board of Health is establishing an interagency bedbug task force for central Ohio.

The task force would look at issues such as how best to handle complaints, monitor bedbug populations and educate the public.

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