Bed bugs can live for a long time. But you don’t have to live with them.
The bed bug life cycle is one of the reasons they’re so hard to get rid of. Bed bugs have long lives. They also lay a lot of eggs that can be hard to detect.
Just one female bed bug can lay up to 70 eggs in only 10 days!
You need a thorough bed bug extermination to make sure you remove every single bed bug and bed bug egg from your home. It’s the only way to ensure you get them out of your life.
Bed Bug Life Cycle
Bed bugs go through five stages in their life cycle: egg, nymph, adult, and reproductive adult.
Eggs take about 6 to 10 days to hatch into nymphs that are small enough to fit through the eyehole of a needle (0.3 inches long).
Nymphs molt several times before becoming adults which then mate and begin laying more eggs. It takes them about 5 weeks to reach full maturity.
Bed bugs can live anywhere from 11-550 days without feeding or reproducing.
They are most active during warmer months when there’s an increase in human activity indoors–especially with people being indoors during summer vacation time!
Factors that affect bed bug longevity
There are a number of factors that can affect bed bug longevity. These include temperature, food source, the density of the population, and the accessibility of pest control.
Temperature is one of the most important factors in determining bed bug lifespans as it affects their development. The cooler you keep your home, the longer it will take for eggs to hatch into nymphs or adults.
If you have them living in an area where they have access to heat sources such as radiators and exhaust vents, they could potentially live for up to two years!
A good supply of your blood will sustain a bed bug infestation for a long time. The more blood available for them to feed on, the longer they will live and reproduce.
However, your bed bugs won’t just go away because there isn’t enough food available.
They can live without feeding for over six months!
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Once and For All
Knowing the approximate lifespan of a bed bug can help you plan out your bed bug treatment.
It can usually take about a month for an infestation to grow. However, if you just did a treatment and think your bed bugs are gone, they might not be! It is important to perform follow-up inspections every 1-2 weeks to make sure no new eggs are hatching.
If you want to be sure that the problem is solved for good, inspect your home regularly for at least 2 months after the extermination process has been completed.
Treating your home as often as necessary will ensure that bed bugs don’t come back.
Bed Bug 911 offers a comprehensive bed bug treatment that helps you protect yourself before, during, and after a bed bug extermination is performed.
We provide follow-up inspections and treatments regularly to ensure your bed bugs are gone.
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