Bed bug eggs are small, milky white, and grain-like. They resemble two grains of salt with one end attached. They are hard, but not brittle, and are small enough to be easily handled. Eggs are less than a millimeter long. In general, they are not likely to be in bedding or carpets.
Eggs of bed bugs are typically found near the site of an infestation. They may cluster close together, but may also be spread out. The first hatched eggs will still have a cap attached. Eggshells shed by bed bugs are also common and may look like general debris. Identifying these tiny insects is important because they can be difficult to spot unless you know exactly what to look for.
The size of bed bug eggs is not too significant; they are the size of a grain of rice. They are usually white, but can vary depending on the species. If you’re unsure, you can use a magnifying glass to determine how big the eggs are. They can be easily crushed.
Before laying their eggs, female bed bugs need to live between 25 and 45 days. During this time, the eggs will hatch, and the bugs will grow from nymphs to adults. Female bed bugs lay up to 200 eggs in their lifetime, if they are not disturbed. In general, the eggs will hatch in about two weeks. The nymphs will feed on human blood and grow into an adult bed bug within about four months.