Complete Information on Bedbugs
A bedbug requires food and shelter. When you get bit, you are providing the food, and places like headboards, mattresses, and folds in cushions are providing the shelter.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Bedbugs Reproduce And Multiply
Once mated, a female can lay 2-7 eggs a week (@500 a yr!) The eggs are attached to surfaces with a cement-like adhesive. This is done so that the eggs do not become disrupted and will remain safe until they hatch about 1-week later. The eggs are only about 1mm in length and are virtually clear, making detection very difficult. As with any insect, when temperatures are optimal, the life cycle moves along quite quickly. For a bedbug, the ideal temperature is about 80 degrees.