BED BUG LIFE CYCLE
Bed Bugs are very hardy insects. Both adults and nymphs can survive prolonged periods without food and under adverse temperature conditions. Adults can live for a year or longer without feeding and can survive over winter in an unheated building. Nymphs are not as hardy as adults, but they can survive for considerable periods under adverse conditions.
- Female Bed Bugs lay between 200 and 500 eggs during their lifetime
- Batches of three to four eggs per day
- Eggs hatch after 7 to 17 days.
- Nymphal Bed Bugs molt five to six times before becoming adults
- Life cycle typically complete in four to five weeks
- Can take four to five months.
- Adult Bed Bugs can live 10 months or more without food
- Nymphal Bed Bugs are known to survive for more than two months without feeding