Do you know bed bugs? Not computer bugs, but bugs in the real meaning, bugs that always sneak out of our beds, clothes, and other household environment. Bed bugs are reddish brown, small, oval-shaped, flat and wingless insect that feed on human blood at night. In the day, bed bugs hide themselves. Bed bugs are considered nocturnal insects since they are in their most active in the middle of the night. Bed bugs are spreading fast in households, hotels, motels, busses, cabs, and train stations. They are spreading so fast that we now wondering, how bed bugs life cycle look likes? And how many eggs do bed bugs lay?
Bed bugs, just like any other insect, reproduce pretty fast, and also hatching so many eggs. But how many those are? Before we answer how many eggs do bed bugs lay, let us try to know how bed bugs behave. Bed bugs feed on human blood, usually at night when we are sleeping. Actually, some kind of bed bugs just not only feed human blood, but also bats. So if our attic has bats, there is a chance that our house is infested with bugs. If we treat our attic of bats habitation, we can thereafter easily treat the bed bugs infestation.
Bed bugs come from eggs. They become nymphs after they are hatched from their eggs. A female bed bug can lay from three hundred to one thousand eggs a year. It’s means a female bed bug can lay one to three eggs a day after mating. And bed bug eggs are hatched in about ten days. Bed bugs life is also long. They may even last more than a year and a half without feeding. Imagine that! Bed bug eggs can survive on any surfaces, but prefers wood, cloth or paper more than plastics and metals, while the nymps can survive for six months without feeding. Wow.. incredible creature though.
Bed bugs will lay its eggs in small and thin crevices to protect the eggs from harm. Female bed bugs hide their eggs under the mattresses, on the headboard crevices, under the creases on the nightstand right beside the bed, inside the bedrooms’ wallpaper and other wooden furniture within the area. How many eggs do bed bugs lay will determine the degree of infestation. A mattress full of bed bug eggs means hundreds of female bed bugs are around laying eggs everywhere, and Bed bug eggs are being hatched every day.
To exterminate the bed bugs, we should also have to exterminate bed bug eggs. If these bed bug eggs will be left untouched, they will hatch and become either a male bed bug or a female bed bug that can reproduce thousands of eggs. If thousands of female bed bugs are present in our home, we won’t know anymore how many eggs do bed bugs lay. Can we imagine that? Our home has been invades by bed bugs colonies. And what for we build house, for our family home or for bed bugs home?