Life Cycle Of Bed Bugs are nocturnal insects, reddish browns that feed on human blood and other warm-blooded animals. These wingless insects have dorsoventrally leveled bodies that allow them to hide in areas such as floor cracks, carpets, beds and upholstered furniture.
The life of bed bugs begins with eggs, granules like white and colored milk. The female bed nets are laid between one and five eggs a day and can be up to 500 eggs in a single period. Eggs are laid alone or in groups and placed in tight gaps or crevices. The egg is approximately 1 mm long and is equal to two salt grains. Within two weeks, the eggs hatch and the immature bed bugs start feeding immediately.
This young sleeping bug, or nymph, passes through five molts before reaching maturity. Although nymphs look similar to adults, they are smaller and sexually immature. Young nymphs are also white yellow, while old nymphs and adults are reddish brown. To complete the molting stage, each nymph needs blood food. At room temperature, the nymph turns into an adult within five weeks.
When reaching maturity, adult bed bugs often feed weekly.
How long do they live?
The most common sleep bed bug ranges range from four to six months. However, some bed bugs can live up to a year in cold conditions and without food.