Bed bugs develop in stages from the time the egg is laid, through several immature or "nymph" stages, and then to the adult stage. This process is called simple metamorphosis. Other insects, such as fleas, develop by complete metamorphosis and have four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
Bed bug larvae will often be killed by the same insecticides or bed bug home remedies that kill adult bedbugs. However, the eggs will typically survive and will need treatment with a separate chemical or the same chemical, but about two weeks later when you can be sure all the eggs have hatched.
Bed Bug Life cycle. Most eggs hatch (64%) between days 6 or 7 (90% between days 8 and 9), all depending on the temperature. A bed bug will pass through 5 stages before reaching adulthood which is the 6th stage of the bedbug life cycle. A newly hatched baby bed bug or nymph is referred to as an instar.
This is an easy way to get rid of bed bug eggs and larvae - you literally 'boil' the infested items in hot water. Wash all your clothes, linen, bed sheets and pillow covers in the washer-dryer operated at the highest heat setting. You can also dry the washed items outdoors in the sun.
Are Bed Bug Eggs Hard. Are bed bug eggs soft or hard? Many people freak out any time they find what they imagine is a bunch of bedbug eggs on bedding or bedcover. But, the main problem is to certify if the found eggs are really from bed bugs. To some people, bed bug eggs look like sesame seeds and somewhat hard.
Young bed bugs resemble the adult in shape but are much smaller, 1/16" (1.6 mm), when they first hatch. They are nearly colorless except after feeding. Life cycle After mating, females lay white, oval eggs (1/16" long) into cracks and crevices. An individual bed bug can lay 200 to 250 eggs in her lifetime.