A Guide To The Bed Bug’s Nesting Patterns And Life Cycle

Dec 10, 2017

By understanding the way in which a pest lives its life and moves around its habitat, property owners can gain clearer insights into how to remove pests from their property for the long-term. The team at Family Pest Control has spent many years developing their bed bug removal techniques for San Antonio property owners, and within this latest post, our removal experts highlight their guide to the bed bug’s nesting patterns and life cycle.

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Bed Bug Movement

When considering how to address bed bug issues in their home, property owners should know that bed bugs are nocturnal. This means they’re only likely to see the creatures during the evening time. However, they will likely spot the remnants of bed bugs on their clothing and bedding if they have an infestation issue. These remnants included red, dark stains on bedding and rust-colored spots on areas near the bedding.

Bed Bug Nesting

While smaller numbers of bed bugs will likely nest in or near the bedding, as their colonies grow they tend to spread throughout the home. This helps ensure that they have enough food and space for their numbers to increase significantly in a short space of time. And could mean that homeowners who don’t deal with a small, contained bed bug issue in a short space of time could experience a much larger and more expensive issue.

Bed Bug Habitat

What bed bugs are searching for most in the average home is warmth and security away from potential predators. This means they can be intertwined in sheets and bedding as well as in clothing left on or near the bed. However, once a bed bug colony begins to grow, they can build habitats in almost any location around the home. Their tiny size means they can fit within light switch plates and power sockets, as well as behind picture frames.

The Bed Bug Life Cycle

After they mate, an individual female lays white, oval eggs usually within cracks and crevices around the home. The individual bed bug can lay as many as 200 eggs within their lifetime, and these eggs hatch within a time of about 6-10 days. The lifespan of the individual bed bug is 4-6 months. But some bed bugs are known to live as long as a year within an environment where they have an active and constantly replenished food source.

By learning more on the behavior and life cycle of bed bugs, San Antonio homeowners can begin to address bed beg removal challenges within their home. The San Antonio bed bug removal experts at Family Pest Control have helped thousands of property owners minimize bed bug issues, and they’re available now to work with local clients. To learn more, call the team at Family today or visit our website at www.familypestcontrol.com.


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