Bedbugs are born as nymphs and pass through five stages before they mature and become adults. During this time, the bugs become fully-formed, only growing in size. After they mature, they begin to reproduce and lay eggs. They can lay up to 500 eggs in their lifetime. However, they can only lay eggs in conditions similar to the ones they would find in human blood.
Baby bed bugs have very small bodies and are difficult to detect. Their color is between yellow and white, and can be almost translucent at first. The color changes after they feed, and they also have a red lump in the middle of their abdomen. Once they digest blood, the lump turns red and they grow larger.
Young bed bugs are slower than adults, and can only move and reproduce if they feel secure. They will only come out during the night. Once they are big enough to leave the host’s bed, they will reproduce and become adults. If you see the first signs of an infestation, you may want to hire a professional pest control company. This will help get rid of the bugs and prevent future infestations.
The bites from bed bugs can itch and become large rashes. The itchiness is caused by the insect’s saliva. The bites will heal in a week or two, but if you are not careful, they could result in an allergic reaction.