Complete Life Cycle of Bed Bugs | HiCare
Bed bugs are a serious issue all over the world. They are reddish-brown twilight insects that feed on the blood of people and other warm-blooded animals. These wingless insects' long neck flattened bodies allow them to hide in places like floor cracks, carpets, beds, and upholstered furniture.
Bed bugs are easily disseminated, increase quickly, and are difficult to control, which in turn results in rapid bed bug infestations that are best addressed with professional bed bug remedies. Blood is the only food source for bed bugs. Because their "blood feast" only takes 5-10 minutes, they prefer to feed on sleeping humans at night.
Let’s take a look at some facts about bed bugs and their life cycle-
- When fully developed, bed bugs are oval in shape and measure about 5-6 cm in length; however, after a blood meal, they expand to roughly 7mm in length.
- They have sturdy, well-developed legs that are round and flattened from back to underside. The hue of adult bed bugs is a rusty red-brown. Bed bugs are wingless insects, also known as mahogany flats, red coats, and chinches. They lose their light brown skins, which resemble flaky exoskeletons. Body heat and CO2 from humans generally attract bed bugs.
- Bed bugs produce 200-500 eggs in groups of 10-50 over the course of two months. The eggs are whitish-cream in color, becoming darker as the larvae emerge.
- Before hatching, mature female bed bugs require a blood meal. The eggs are typically placed in a crack or fissure and adhered to furniture and fittings with a translucent material. The bed bug life cycle has seven phases, from bed insect egg to fully mature adult bed bug.
- A bed bug's lifespan can range from 50 days to over a year, depending on the environment. They may go for weeks or months without eating, and when they bite, they inject anesthesia.
Bed bugs in all stages of development, from eggs to nymphs to adults
- The bed bug life cycle has three stages: egg, nymphs, and adult bed bugs. The bed bug eggs are grain-like and milky white. They lay about one to five eggs laid and up to 500 eggs lay singly or in clusters in a light crack or fissure.
- The eggs hatch in a matter of weeks, and the immature bed bugs (nymphs) begin feeding right away. Before reaching maturity, these young bed bugs (nymphs) go through five molts.
- The color of nymphs is yellowish-white, whereas the color of older nymphs, such as adults, is reddish-brown. Each baby bed bug needs a blood meal to complete each molting stage. Nymphs molt and then become adults in five weeks at room temperature. The life cycle of bed bugs is very quick.
Habits and habitats of adult bed bugs
- Bed bugs have been around since the dawn of time and can be found all across the planet. They have a great level of adaptation to the human environment. They are in clothes, bags, luggage, boxes, and furniture.
- Though they can be found in strange places. Bed bugs prefer to hide in cracks, crevices, mattresses, box spring beds, upholstered furniture, and bed liners. Because bed bugs are superb survivors and travelers, they can be found in almost any place. Note, that blood is the only thing that they eat.
- They can go without food for up to a year. Naturally, they are most active at night, when no one is there to stop them from feeding. The skin of bed bug nymphs (babies) gives them away when they molt.
- Bed bugs excrete in their safe space after feeding, causing black to brown stains on porous surfaces and black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces.
- Bugs can hide in strange places, including behind loose wallpaper because they are dorsoventrally flattened now and then. They remain on the grounds and create a sickly-sweet stench.
- Bites from bed bugs create unpleasant welts on the skin, allergic responses, and even severe irritation. Fecal stains or small dried blood spots indicate that you may have bed bugs and should seek immediate treatment.
- The life of bed bugs typically extends from four to six months. On the other hand, they can survive for up to a year in cool, dry environments with no nourishment.
Pest control for bed bugs and bed bug extermination
When it comes to bed bug pest control and elimination, do-it-yourself isn't always the best option. For bed insect removal and elimination, frozen carbon dioxide sprays and "heat distribution systems" are available. However, they require specialized equipment and experienced handling.
HiCare's bed insect pest control services are safe for pregnant people, children, and pets. They work by eradicating bed bugs using safe, approved chemicals in the proper quantities. HiCare's effective, rapid, and hassle-free service ensures the family's health and peace of mind. We utilize the necessary materials to treat the perimeter of your structure, remove all accessible spiderwebs and wasp nests, and employ the safest ways possible.
The second round of Bed Bug Treatment is done after 15 days to kill the newly hatched bed bug nymphs; as the eggs cannot be destroyed, these skilled professionals will locate all hidden bed bug retreats They then inject them with safe bed bug killer chemicals (best in class chemicals) that kill bed bugs completely. You can be free of bed bugs and now sleep peacefully.