Clean Your Car Regularly. They prefer to lay their eggs in protected cracks and crevices and those eggs will hatch in about 6 to 10 days. If left unchecked, under normal circumstances, bed bugs will live for about 10 to 11 months. There may be three or more generations of bed bugs born each year.
There is a misconception that bed bugs only live in beds, but that's not actually the case. There is no internal bed bug mechanism or instinct that makes them choose beds over any other area inside a house, apartment, or other building.Bed bugs choose their locations based solely on access to food.
Bed bugs die in heat; therefore, I will seal my (prized possession) in a black contractor bag and set it in the sun/my car. Nope. Bed bugs die if exposed to 120 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour. That is how long it takes to kill the most resilient life stage, the eggs (though those may take 122 degrees).
Bed bugs are insects; more specifically, they are "True Bugs," which have piercing mouthparts that in most species are used for feeding on plants. Unfortunately, there are some species of bugs with mouthparts that have been adapted to feed on human blood while inflicting very little pain (most never feel the bed bug feeding).
Bed bugs can live in your car for six months. The good news is that you don't have to live with these annoying bugs biting you every time you get behind the wheel. You don't have to transport them from your car to the inside of your home either. You just need to know the right way to get rid of them the first time.
It's not just us- half the pest control companies in the US report that summer is their busiest bed bug season. The National Pest Management Association declared June 3rd to June 9th " National Bed Bug Awareness Week," largely to get the word out.