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When the bedbugs bite

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WILLMAR -- Tempted to pick up that free couch left on the curb by college students departing for the summer?

Think again.

Bedbugs are here, and one of the main ways they're spread is through the exchange of bug-infested furniture.

Up until a couple of years ago, their presence was minimal. Then last year Chris Wenisch, an environmental health specialist with Kandiyohi County Public Health, began hearing complaints about bedbugs.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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