When a female reaches adulthood she is ready to begin laying 2-7 eggs a week. Females can lay between 200 and 500 eggs in their lifetime. From Purdue University Entomology Extension Bed bugs develop from egg to adult via a process called "gradual metamorphosis."
At the last conference one of the researchers was saying that we're up to about 12 eggs per day but the work on how many eggs per blood meal has not yet been published to my knowledge. I'll have to remember to make a couple of phone calls to find out more info for you.
If the infestation is not immediately handled, adult female bed bugs tend to lay eggs in locations away from the primary egg-laying locations, making finding these bed bug egg deposits difficult. It's important to contact an experienced bed bug control professional, such as Western, to combat a bed bug infestation.
Egg Production. Females must feed to lay eggs. She produces between 3 and 12 eggs a day in the ideal environment and can produce up to 500 eggs in a lifetime. The eggs generally hatch within 7 to 12 days, and the newly hatched bug is called a nymph. The nymph looks like a beige-colored adult and turns a reddish color after feeding.
Female bed bugs lay one to five eggs per day, or an average of 540 eggs in a lifetime. They typically lay their eggs in cracks or rough surfaces. Bed bug nymphs grow to full adulthood in about 21 days and go through five stages of development before they reach maturity.
Bed bugs typically do not travel far to feed and lay eggs once they become established in a building. Females lay eggs more or less continuously as long as they have access to blood meals. A well-fed female is capable of laying about 500 eggs in her lifetime. The eggs are laid singly in the same sites that harbor larvae and adults.