Bedbug Complete Life Cycle | Bed Bug Pest Control Kansas City
The egg laying pattern of C. lectularius (human bed bugs), is fixed: At about 27 C, recently emerged adults after feeding and mating will start to lay eggs about 3 days later. Laying eggs stops in 11 days if the insects do not feed again. During this period and average of about 3 eggs per female per day is produced. If the insects are fed weekly but not mated again, this level of production will continue for about 5 weeks; beyond this period, increasing numbers of non-viable eggs are produced, and within 2 to 3 weeks egg production stops entirely. Females that are kept, fed, and mated regularly remain fertile during their adult life span, but becom less fertile with age.