How do baby bed bugs look? Find out some facts about bed bugs including the life cycle to identify them easily. Bed bug has some stages in their life cycle and baby bed bugs or commonly called nymphs have passed the first 5 stages of 6 (sixth is adult bed bug) in total. Some people may not be interested to know but there are some facts that people need to be aware of.
An adult female can layup to 200-500 eggs during his lifetime. Then, the eggs are harder to kill than the nymphs or the adult bugs. They eat blood to live and develop. Adult bed bugs can even live for 18 months without eating at all. Bed bug takes 6-10 days to lay the eggs and it only takes a month for the egg to grow into adult bed bugs.
After the eggs hatched and become baby bed bugs, then the first thing to do is look for blood to eat. From eggs to adult bed bugs, it can be seen with the naked eye though it is quite difficult to identify if it is not seen carefully. For baby bed bug, its shape is similar like adult bed bug but in small size and has almost clear color.
The baby is about 1 mm in size and will grow by 5 mm or 1/4 inch to become adult bed bugs. When they eat the blood then the blood can be seen directly when people see their body. Within the development of baby bed bug into adulthood, they will turn into darker color. They eat at least once a day and they can survive at certain development stage until they get the next meal.