Bed Bug Life Cycle

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Bed Bug

You should know your enemies. This is also applicable as you wage a war against the nasty bed bugs. That’s why it matters that you understand the bed bug life cycle where you will learn how they procreate and reproduce.

A bed bug life cycle starts when eggs are laid by a female bed bug. It is estimated that a female bug has the ability to lay about five to twelve eggs per day. Their reproduction cycle is just normal but it is really high. Their eggs are usually hidden in dark and rough areas like tiny crevices. Probably, the reason they are named “bed bug” is because they prefer to lay their tiny eggs in beds, which is the perfect environment for them.

After the eggs have been laid by the mother bed bug, it takes between six and seventeen days for these eggs to hatch. The average waiting time is actually eleven days. In the next phase of the bed bug life cycle, the newly born but not really adorable bed bugs are now known as nymphs. If you’ll compare it to a newborn child, these nymphs should also eat and, as far as science is concern, there’s no scientific basis that bed bugs can breastfeed their young ones.

The nymphs have to search for their food on their own and the ideal source is the human blood and flesh, which is warm and delicious to their taste. Any unlucky human who is sharing the bed with them will be their meal. If the nymphs cannot find a food source quickly, they will starve to death but, if luck is with them, they are going to enjoy the whole bed bug life cycle.

Once the nymphs can feed themselves, they can grow very fast and become adults in just 21 days. They will flourish and increase in number as they continue to reproduce in the place they consider home which is the bed and they just have to wait for their dinner to come at night.

The unfortunate human is their main victim and, perhaps, their unsuspecting slave who fills the need to eat of a bed bug for survival. As the temperature in the bed becomes higher, the human unintentionally speed up the development cycle of the bed bug. This becomes a thick and unending circle since there’s no way of ending this parasitism unless the human realizes that bed bugs are thriving in the bed where sleeps and he finds a way to eliminate these pests.

For the meantime, the nightly human meal remains oblivious that he’s becoming the life support of a community of bed bugs that are staying with him on the bed. Since a bed bug is a very tiny creature, its bite does not hurt at all. A human can only see a symptom when he feels ill because his blood is already infected by the saliva of the bed bugs. This saliva is a leftover of these tiny nasty bed bugs as they enjoy the freshness of human blood.

Before reaching the adulthood of the bed bug life cycle, they have to undergo five more cycles before molting. In majority of bed bug cases, the egg will become a fully grown bed bug adult for about 21 days. The life span of a bed bug has not been completely assessed yet, but it is estimated to be six weeks or more.

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