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Local lawmaker worried about bedbugs prior to World Choir Games

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

State Representative Dale Mallory (D) is worried that the bedbug problem in Cincinnati may lead to sour notes during the World Choir Games, as thousands of visitors will head to the tri-state.

"The Ohio General Assembly recently passed a resolution to honor July as World Choir Games Month, and with that honor comes a responsibility to protect the residents of Cincinnati. My fear is that Cincinnati may not be remembered for hosting the best World Choir Games ever." said Rep. Mallory. "I am bringing the Joint Bed Bugs Task Force together to develop a concrete plan for Cincinnati and Hamilton County to mitigate bed bug infestations before the World Choir Games start."

Rep. Mallory says he hopes to convene the Task Force prior to the games, and says he wants to engage various stakeholders and interested parties in the month of June. The result of the Task Force meeting will be the blueprint and roadmap to lessening greater infestations for Cincinnati's guests during the World Choir Games, and will poise the area to put forth deliberate efforts beyond the month of July.

Rep. Mallory hopes to convene the Joint Bed Bugs Task Force within the next week and a half.

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