The bugs are ectoparasites, which means they eat the blood of an infected animal. Unfortunately, the choice of these insect-interfering insects is usually human. To produce eggs, the female embryo must first eat blood. After this meal, you can lay more eggs. By continuing to receive blood, she could lay more than 100 eggs in her lifetime.
Before jumping into the analysis of bedbug eggs, it is important to know a little bit about where and how the bugs feed. As mentioned, they need blood to survive – and women need it to produce eggs – and in most cases, this comes from men.
While bedbugs can travel great distances (up to 20 feet per night) for food, they usually prefer to hide near their hosts. That is why they are so popular in mattresses and furniture.
Bedbugs can stay afloat during the day and go out to feed while you sleep or to rest, which is why the saying goes, “Sleep tight, and don’t let the bugs bite.” Each blood meal lasts approximately 10 minutes.
Typically, a female bed bug lays between 1 and 7 eggs a day. She can continue to do this for about 10 days after eating blood, during which time she will need to feed again to continue laying eggs. Usually, the more a woman gets blood, the more she produces eggs.
The eggs of the bed bugs are very small and white to pearl-white in color. They are shaped like a box and are the size of a pinhead or a grain of salt. This means that they can be easily hidden in some of the most popular insect hiding places, including mattresses, especially for brightly colored fabrics.
When the female lays her eggs, they are covered with a sticky substance that helps them to cling to almost any place she lays. If the eggs are more than five days old, they will have a bright black mark similar to the eye.
Bed bugs can be found in one egg or in a group of eggs, and almost all of them will hatch successfully within 10 days. The incubation period can depend on the temperature. If the temperature cools down, it may take longer to cool down.
There is usually the same number of male and female eggs. And because females can produce more eggs, the number of bedbugs can double every 16 days under ideal conditions.
Once inside the building, the bedbugs do not go far enough to eat or lay their eggs. Most eggs are placed in protected areas as close to the food source as possible. These insects can penetrate to a less sensitive area than a business card and can still lay eggs, which means they can lay them almost anywhere.
Because bedbugs often feed on humans, the most common source of these eggs is in or near the bed. They are usually placed over the mattress seams and joints, but they are also usually found in the spring box and on the back of the headboard if it explodes at the top or is attached to the wall. You may also see red or black dots along with these sites. These symptoms are insect feces, which are composed of slightly digested blood. Excessive infestation of bedbugs may produce a foul-smelling, sweet, or pungent odor caused by pheromone fluid from their scent glands, indicating an infection.
Bedbugs and their eggs can be hard to find. Doing so requires careful and careful examination. Check your bed first. Take off the sheets and blankets, and check all the stitches and cracks. Because the eggs are white and very small, it is very difficult to find them. You may need to get a zoom glass and a flashlight to help you spot it.
Finding and eliminating bed bugs is a daunting task. In fact, it often requires professional help. If you think that these unwanted pests have invaded your home, do not allow the problem to get out of hand.