Bed Bug Reproduction Rate

Bed bug reproduction rates are quite fascinating. These bugs rapidly reproduce.  One adult bed bug can lay between 1 and 5 eggs EACH day.  It takes an egg 7 to 10 days to hatch. Then if the bed bug is able to eat regularly, it molts 5 times (about once per week) before becoming an adult.  At this point, the newly adult bed bug can begin to lay eggs.

Graph

Here is a chart that shows how quickly an infestation can grow.  This is based on a bed bug laying only 3 eggs per day. 

Reproduction Rates of Bed Bugs

Conclusion

As you can see, the number of bed bugs in your come exponentially increases over time.  It only takes about 3 months to go from having only one bed bug in your home to having over one THOUSAND bed bugs.  To read more about the bed bug life cycle, click HERE.

Recommendation

We recommend bed bug heat treatments to eradicate bed bugs from your home.   We have special bed bug heaters that can get the temperature in an affected area to over 120°F which will kill bed bugs in minutes.  These temperatures will also kill the eggs! We recommend heating an infested area for over 18 hours to make sure that the heat permeates all areas of the room. 

Click HERE to visit our website to see our various bed bug heat treatment options: we offer full-service heat treatments in the New England areas as well as equipment rental so you can kill bed bugs in your own money and save money.  Our heat treatment equipment rental is available in all four of our service areas: New England, Boston, Indianapolis, and Boston.  We are happy to provide a confidential phone consultation to help you eliminate bed bugs from your home!