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Under Ohio Law you are entitled to a rental unit that is safe and healthy to live in. It is the Landlord's responsibility to maintain the property so that it is safe for you to live in. He may not evict you for an infestation unless you caused the infestation. It is rare for a tenant to cause bedbugs to appear, and the landlord should be treating the unit.
If the landlord refuses to treat the unit you can hire someone to do it yourself and WITH HOLD from your rent payment the costs of making the repair. Before you do this you must provide WRITTEN notice to the landlord.
Also you and the other tenants may work together to approach the landlord.
In any event the first stept is to write a letter to the landlord stating that you have reviewed Ohio Landlord Tenant Laws and that he may not evict you for this and that he is responsible. Further that you will with hold the rent and pay for the treatment yourself if he does not take care of this by use of a licensed exterminator.
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