Bed Bug Life Cycle & General Information. (331)

Bed Bug Life Cycle: Bed bugs are wingless and travel from place to place by crawling in clothing, luggage or similar transport. Infestations are found more in high density area and turnover of individuals. They are usually found in bed rooms and feed at night while people sleeping. After feeding they hide in cracks and crevices and dark areas around the room. Learn more: Bed Bug Life Cycle & General Information.

Bed Bugs General Information.

Bedbugs are reddish brown in color and turning dark brown after feeding. Adult bed bugs can be up to 5mm long and passes through 5 stages called nymph. Female bed bugs lays eggs in batches of 10 to 50 which are white in color and attached with any surface like a thin glue. They take 10 days in average to hatch and can mature into adults within 1 to 2 months. Then female bedbugs get ready to lay eggs. Food and temperature is very much impacting on their development. They live comfortably in a temperature between 9 to 36 degree centigrade. While the temperature drop below 9 degree centigrade or rise above 36 degree centigrade they will start to die.

Bedbugs can live without food up to 140 days and usually survive about 10 months. But in cool temperature they can survive for a year or more. Their eggs remain undeveloped up to one year and then hatch in proper environment. Thus it become difficult to exterminate bedbugs quickly and permanently.

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Bed Bug Life Cycle

There are 5 nymph stages from eggs to adult. To change each stage they need meal of blood. Eggs look like white and 1.5 mm long. The 1st stage nymph is 2 mm long and almost transparent until take their meal.

Bed Bug Life Cycle & General Information
Bed Bug Life Cycle & General Information

The second stage nymph is 2.5 mm long, third stage 3 mm, fourth stage 3.5 mm, fifth stage is 4.5 mm. Finally they reach in maturity and end of life cycle. Remember, female is larger than male in all stages of life. Female can be up to 5 mm long where male is 4.5 mm. Exceptionally sometimes we found giant bed bugs that are 2 or 3 times more than usual size.


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