Female bed bugs can lay eggs between 25 and 45 days after hatching. In order to lay eggs, the female has to pass through five developmental stages. Each stage lasts 5-8 days. In areas where there is no food source or a cool temperature, the life cycle can take even longer.
Adult bed bugs cover their eggs with a sticky substance that allows them to stick to a surface. This protects them from being disturbed. The eggs are white or translucent, and are about the size of a pinhead. The females will lay eggs separately or in groups.
After laying eggs, the adult bed bug will begin to feed and will be able to lay as many as three times per day. It is important to note that the number of eggs a bed bug lays depends on the conditions in which it lives. A warmer environment will result in eggs hatching more quickly. However, in cool environments, the eggs may take up to ten days to hatch.
Once you have found an infestation, it is important to take action to prevent future infestations. Often, the infestation is caused by someone else’s negligence. In such cases, you may have a legal claim against the person responsible for the infestation.