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Bed bugs!  Just the thought of bed bugs can make your skin crawl, but have you ever stopped to think, how much do I really know about these pests? Have you ever asked yourself 'how did I get bed bugs?' Do I even know what one looks like?


If you do not know the answers to these questions, you've come to the right place. Mize Pest Control is a leader in all things bed bugs including how to identify them, how to detect bed bugs and effective bed bug treatments. Take a peek through the articles below for all you need to know about these nighttime pests.

Bed Bug Control

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Few pests prompt such a visceral reaction of disgust as the Bed Bug. These tiny, blood-sucking parasites which feed on your blood as you sleep, are easily the most panic-inducing in the general public. That’s because Bed Bugs have no regard for the environment, cleanliness or economic status of your household. Anyone can get Bed Bugs.

Bed bugs are notoriously hard to eliminate without the help of a professional exterminator. Mize Pest Control has established specifically prescribed treatment protocols proven to be the most effective at ending an infestation. No one in the industry has more experience, better methods or more effective means of dealing with Bed Bugs.

How Did I Get Bed Bugs?


Bed Bugs are notorious travelers. They and their eggs are often carried from place to place on clothing or through your luggage. You can pick them up anywhere: hotels, movie theaters, schools, etc. Even the most high-end hotels get bed bugs.

While named for their prevalence in/on and around the bed, bed bugs are also found in other areas of the home as well. Chairs, recliners, sofas, ottomans, or any place a human may rest can be a potential hiding spot for bed bugs. They are commonly found on seams, sofa cushion zippers, pleats in dust ruffles or curtains, behind electrical outlets, behind pictures or art, between baseboards and flooring, and inside nightstands or dressers.

Inspection Process


Our highly trained pest control technicians will conduct a thorough evaluation of your home to determine the presence and/or extent of bed bug infestation and an appropriate course of action.


Unlike most companies, our technicians are singularly dedicated to the art and science of bed bug elimination so you can be confident that you are in some of the best hands in the industry.

Signs of Bed Bugs

  • Visual Identification: Adult bed bugs can be seen by the human eye. They measure from approximately 3/16 to ¼ inches, are oval-shaped, and are reddish brown in color. Young bugs or nymphs are small and whitish-yellow (translucent).

  • Odor: Bed bugs release pheromones that can be potent if there is a large infestation. The smell is sometimes compared to the musky smell of a dirty locker room or an old wet towel that has been lying on the floor. If you smell something nasty in an otherwise clean room, it is time to take a closer look.

  • Bed Bug Bites: Bed bugs feed from humans at night and leave red bite marks on your skin. The bites can resemble those of a mosquito, but usually occur in a three-bite pattern. Bites may begin to itch after a few days. Not everyone will have a reaction to bed bug bites.

  • Feces or Blood Spots: Bed bug feces stains affected surfaces such as mattresses, sheets, upholstered furniture, etc. It appears as small black dots or speckling. You may also see reddish-brown stains of blood from smashed bugs or feeding spillage.

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