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Although bed bugs were virtually extinct 50 years ago, over the last decade they have made a major comeback in the United States.  We at Midwest Pest Control want to ensure that your home is bed bug free. The following suggestions will help you identify bed bugs and give you information on how we can help you eliminate them from your property.


Bed bugs have flat rusty-red-colored oval bodies and 6 legs. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and are big enough to be easily seen. They hide in the cracks of furniture, floors, mattresses, walls or electronics. You can identify a bed bug if you notice itchy skin bumps when you wake up. You may also see the bed bugs themselves or the bloodstains from crushed insects. Dark spots often appear on bedding from their droppings. It is often hard to actually see them because they hide during daylight hours in or near beds, other furniture, and in cracks around the bed.


Most bed bug bites are initially painless, but later turn into large, itchy skin bumps. These bumps do not have a red spot in the center as do the bites from fleas. While bed bugs are NOT known to spread diseases, their bites often cause itchy skin welts and can lead to secondary infections of the skin and lymph glands. Persons coping with bed bug infestations may also experience anxiety, insomnia and possibly other nervous system disorders (See the Oklahoma Dept of Health website).

Our Treatment Program

The Health Department “recommends that homeowners hire pest control companies registered by the Department of Agriculture to get rid of bed bugs.”As a company registered and licensed by the Department of Agriculture, Midwest Pest Control takes great pride and care in meticulously inspecting and treating your home for bed bugs. Our comprehensive bed bug service is guaranteed to get rid of your infestation by completing the following 4 steps:


1.A Detailed Inspection

In order to determine the extent of your infestation, we will closely inspect all beds, box springs, bed frames, dressers, and all furniture in the bedrooms and throughout the house.

 2. Your Participation

To fully rid your home of bed bugs, we will need your help and cooperation. Our state-certified technicians will inform you of the steps you need to take in this process. All clothes, blankets, pillows, sheets, and all other bedding will need to be laundered and bagged. Frequent vacuuming around the area is also helpful. Other tips for keeping your home bed-bug free will be offered by your technician.

 3. Our Treatment and Application

Upon completion of the inspection and an assessment of the situation, your Midwest specialist will recommend the best course of action. If the inspection confirms an infestation, we will recommend a treatment plan based on the severity of the infestation and your preferences. We will use the best tools to address the causes and treat your bed bug problem in the best way for your family, pets, and the environment. Our method targets bed bugs as well as the bed bug larvae — preventing them from maturing into breeding, biting, and potentially disease-carrying adults.

4. Follow Up Inspections and Treatments

Bed bugs can be difficult to eradicate; so your Midwest specialist will perform a follow-up visit to help ensure the effectiveness of the professional treatment that was performed. 

If you think that you might have bed bugs in your home, please call our exterminators today for your free inspection. Diagnosing the problem early can reduce both the cost and the intensity of your treatment. We are always happy to answer any questions you many have about your bed bug issues. As always, your satisfaction is our top priority.