Bed Bugs Breeding
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Although bed bugs cannot fly, they can move quickly across almost any surface but slow enough that they can still be seen by the naked eye. The female bed bug breeds and can lay up to 500 eggs in a lifetime at a rate of up to 5 eggs per day; that is a lot of bed bug breeding!
The bed bug white eggs are sticky at first and approximately the size of a single speck of dust. The eggs hatch in 6-17 days and the nymphs are about the size of a pin head when they immerge. The nymph will shed its skin five times as it grows, requiring at least one blood meal in between each molt. The nymph can develop into an adult in a month with the right conditions. This allows for at least three generations of bed bugs in a single year. However, if the temperature is not right or a meal is not available, the nymph’s development will be delayed as a nymph can go months without feeding and an adult can survive for more than a year.
This is why bed bugs breeding are so resilient and leaving an infested area will not solve the problem. Although the bugs like to feed on humans, they can live on the blood of pets and other warm blooded animals as well. The adults usually live for 12-18 months.
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Common Bed Bugs Breeding Myths
Bed Bugs Breeding Myth: You can’t see a bed bug.
Reality: You should be able to see adult bed bugs, nymphs and eggs with your naked eye.
Bed Bugs Breeding Myth: Bed bugs live in dirty places.
Reality: Bed bugs are not attracted to dirt and grime; they are attracted to warmth, blood and carbon dioxide. However, clutter offers more hiding spots.
Bed Bugs Breeding Myth: Bed bugs transmit diseases.
Reality: There are no cases that indicate bed bugs pass diseases from one host to another. Lab tests have shown that it is unlikely that the insect is capable of infecting its host.
Bed Bugs Breeding Myth: Bed bugs won’t come out if the room is brightly lit.
Reality: While bed bugs prefer darkness, keeping the light on at night won’t deter these pests from biting you.
Bed Bugs Breeding Myth: Pesticide applications alone will easily eliminate bed bug infestations.
Reality: Bed bugs breeding control can only be maintained through a comprehensive treatment strategy that incorporates a variety of techniques and vigilant monitoring. Proper use of pesticides may be one component of the strategy, but will not eliminate bed bugs alone. In addition, bed bugs populations in different geographic areas of the country have developed resistance to many pesticidal modes of action.
The EPA has documented an Integrated Pest Management protocol when killing bed bugs effectively. Dead bedbugs has been educating people for years now on how to kill bed bugs effectively, safely and most of all, at a low and reasonable cost.
Bed Bugs Breeding – Identifying Bed Bug Infestations
Much of the time, a bed bugs breeding infestation is only suspected when bites appear on a person. Oftentimes, the bites are misidentified, thus allowing infestations to go unnoticed, which gives the bed bugs time to spread and breed to other areas of the house.
When cleaning, changing bedding, or staying away from home, when suggest you look for the following things:
- dark spots (about this size: •) which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would,
- eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and white,
- skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger,
- live bed bugs, and
- rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed.
Other Bed Bug Resources:
- About Bed Bugs Blog
- Bed bug bites blog
- Bed bug hiding places blog
- Bed bug picture blog
- Bed bug treatment blog
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- Bed Bug Articles on Products
- Bed Bug Mattress Cover
- Bed Bugs Treatment
- Kill Bed Bugs Mattress
- Bed Bug Spray
- Bed Bug Treatment
- Bed Bug Killer
- Bed Bug Covers
Information and Facts about Bed Bugs
- Once in your home, bed bugs can scurry quickly to a new hiding place: behind baseboards, under wallpaper, inside switch plates, or in furniture seams.
- In poultry houses, bed bugs hide and breed in nests, behind nest boxes, under loose boards, or in cracks in the walls, roosts, and roof.
- Like most insects, bed bugs start out as an egg that is laid by adult bed bugs.
- Another reason why bed bugs survive the first round of extermination is because many people only use pesticides and other bed bug treatments in the areas where they know they have bed bugs.
- Adept hitchhikers, bed bugs travel into hotel rooms in guests’ luggage and set up housekeeping.
- Research has shown bed bugs can possibly live through the washing but the hot dryer will kill them.
- In tests, immature bed bugs were able to escape the confines of the encasement by weaving their way through the teeth of a closed zipper (when larger zippers were used).
- This may cause the bed bugs to move to find other places to live and spread the problem.
- Direct exposure of bed bugs to steam can kill all stages of bed bugs in seconds.
Additional Resources on Bed Bugs
- Bed Bugs – Wiki
- Understanding and Controlling Bed Bugs
- History of Bed Bugs
- Characteristics of the Bed Bugs
- Bed Bugs Killing Products
Learn the Tips on Bed Bugs
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Informational Studies about Bed Bugs
- Insect-specific irreversible inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase in pests including the bed bug, the eastern yellowjacket, German and American cockroaches, and the confused flour beetle.
- A bioassay for studying behavioural responses of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to bed bug-derived volatiles.
- Evaluation of piperonyl butoxide as a deltamethrin synergist for pyrethroid-resistant bed bugs.
- Characterization of the antennal olfactory system of the bed bug (Cimex lectularius).
- Responses of the bed bug, Cimex lectularius, to temperature extremes and dehydration: levels of tolerance, rapid cold hardening and expression of heat shock proteins.
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