Bed bug bites not only cause physical discomfort, they can also cause mental distress. It is important to understand how long do bed bugs live in order to identify an effective treatment method to eradicate these pests.
Quick Facts on Bed Bugs & Its Life Cycle
Q: Why does a bed bug infestation get out of control quickly?
Did you know? Bed bugs lay up to 200 – 500 eggs over a 2 months period in batches of 10 to 50!
Q: Why do bed bugs bite?
The adult female must have a blood meal before egg-laying.
Q: Where can you find bed bug eggs?
The eggs are usually laid in crack and crevices and can be attached to items of furniture or fittings in clusters by a transparent substance.
Q: How long do bed bugs live?
- There are 7 stages to the life cycle from egg to fully grown adult which can be from 45 days but may be up to a year.
- The typical lifespan of a bed bug is about 6 months over a year depending on favorable conditions.
- They can survive for weeks to months without feeding.
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When to seek professional help to remove bed bugs
Bed bugs reproduce easily and spread from room to room. Often, they attack the furniture, bed, curtains and even the sofa. When left untreated, it can be damaging not only to the home, health and financial wise. Consider a comprehensive and integrated bed bug control program that comes with 2 months warranty. Call Rentokil at (65) 6347 8138 to find out more.