Bed bug (Cimex Lectularius) have been mistakenly thought of dying when there is no human host. But is it really possible for bed bugs to die without feeding blood meal? What is bed bug's life span? These question is what we are talking about for today's post… Bed bugs life cycle
An individual bed bug can lay 200 to 250 eggs in her lifetime. The eggs hatch in 6 to 10 days and the newly emerged nymphs seek a blood meal. Immature nymphs molt five times (they shed their outer exoskeleton) before reaching adulthood.
The average life span of the bed bug is 6-12 months and they will feed every 10 days or so during this time. Bed bugs can survive many months without a blood
In warmer temperatures, the nymph stage may last just three weeks; in cooler temperatures, nymphs may take many months to mature. Adult: Adult bed bugs live about 10 months, though some may live substantially longer.
Termite queens can live up to 50 years. Though some bug species can live to be old-timers, most live for only a few days or even a few hours. How long bugs live depends on several factors, including species, sex, caste and life cycle. This chart shows how long different types of insects live compared to other animals.
Life Cycle: Adults and all nymphal stages of Cimex spp. need to take blood meals from warm-blooded hosts, which are typically humans for C. lectularius and C. hemipterus , although other mammals and birds can be utilized in the absence of a human host.