Bedbugs are typically nocturnal. That means they are most active during the dark hours of the night, which is the ideal time for them to feed on blood. However, they are known to bite during the day as well. Depending on the situation, bedbugs may change their feeding habits and come out during the daytime if they are hungry or if they have not had a host for some time.
Bedbugs can be identified by their shell casings, which are also known as shed skins. These shell casings will tell you where bedbugs have been feeding and hiding. In addition, you will be able to tell when a bedbug is pregnant if she is producing shed skins.
Before they can molt, bedbugs must feed. They feed about every 14 days, and may eat once or twice a day. However, young bedbugs can go days and even months without food if they are provided with the right conditions. Female bedbugs are capable of laying up to 500 eggs during their lifetime.
Bed bugs use pheromones to communicate with one another. These pheromones are similar to the smell of rotting wood, mildew, and feces. If you notice a strong odor, it is likely that there are bedbugs in the room.