The Bed Bug Life Cycle There are three distinct stages of the bed bug life cycle. After bed bug eggs hatch, they progress through a five-step nymph stage before reaching the adult state. Bed bug eggs hatch in 12-14 days. Immediately after hatching, and in between each nymphal stage, they need a blood meal.
Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm (roughly the size of Lincoln's head on a penny), and can live several months without a blood
Bed bugs multiply quickly, and in just six months, a few can turn into a full-on infestation of 13,000 or more. Detection is critical to break the bed bug life cycle before they become a bigger problem.
A bed bug which hasn't fed for a long time, may be for several months, will become lighter. Adult bed bugs can survive without feeding for about 1 year which means you can still find some bed bugs when you move to a new house even a it was left vacant for several months or a year.
If after going through these images and you think you might have an infestation, we highly recommend contacting a 3 to 5 exterminators for quotes on bed bug removal. Bed bug removal is a very delicate process, which requires a highly skilled exterminator!
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