“After mating, females lay white, oval eggs (1/16″ long) into cracks and crevices. An individual bed bug can lay 200 to 250 eggs in her lifetime. The eggs hatch in about 6 to 10 days and the newly emerged bed bug nymphs seek a blood meal.”

“A female bed bug will lay 5 to 7 eggs/week, 1 or more eggs per day and 200-500 eggs over her lifetime. The eggs are small (1 mm, 1/32″), whitish in color and slightly pear shaped. Bed bug eggs are difficult to see without magnification or a flashlight and are about the size of a pin head or speck of dust.
An egg hatches in 10 days and will develop into an adult in 2 to 4 months.

When laid, the bedbug eggs are sticky, and adhere to the surfaces where they are placed. Eggs are found in harborages where bedbugs hide in loose clusters.

(References University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Bed Bugs Michael F. Potter, Professor and Urban Entomologist; by:Jeff Grill)


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