One of the biggest questions surrounding the spread of bed bugs is how they reproduce. Female bedbugs lay one to five eggs per day, which translates into an increase of their population. In addition, a single female can lay up to 500 eggs, so the greater their population, the more likely they are to find new hosts.
When you start to notice an infestation, you may initially notice only a few bites. However, over time, you will notice more evidence of a bed bug infestation. This is because female bedbugs lay up to three eggs per day if they are provided with food. If they have an easy food source, they will move to another bedroom.
In order to eliminate bedbugs, you need to thoroughly clean and dry your bedding. You may also want to buy boxspring and mattress covers to prevent the spread of bedbugs. Additionally, you should seal any cracks or openings with duct tape. In order to get rid of these pests, you can also use pesticides that have been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Be sure that the pesticide you are using is labeled and approved for use indoors.
It is not known if bedbugs can transmit any diseases, but it’s best to contact a physician if you suspect you have been bitten by one of the insects. Bedbug bites may cause anxiety, sleeplessness, and secondary infections. Despite these concerns, bedbugs do not spread disease to humans. While they are carriers of more than 27 human pathogens, most do not reproduce and multiply within the insects.