The baby bedbug is referred to as a nymph. A bedbug goes through three development stages.
- They are born as eggs.
- Then hatch them into nymphs.
- A molt occurs five times to become an adult.
The nests of these pests are located in secluded areas of items such as mattresses, furniture, and other objects near sleeping areas. About six to ten days after hatching, the bed bug eggs hatch into tiny sesame-sized whitish babies.
Molting takes place five times before becoming an adult, and each molt requires a blood meal. Nymphs can go up to six months without blood.
What Does a Baby Bed Bug Look Like?
The bed bug’s full-grown size is about the size of an apple seed, and its color is dark brown or red. A baby bed bug resembles an adult in size but is much smaller. Even though they are tiny, they can be observed by the naked eye as the baby bed bugs grow each time they molt.
What Is the Habitat of Baby Bed Bugs?
Baby bed bugs live in the same harbourage sites as adult bed bugs. The average house offers many different hiding spots for parasites.
Pests can conceal themselves easily in tight spaces due to their flat shape, making them difficult to spot. Nymphs and eggs can commonly be found in the following locations:
- A mattress crevice or box spring inside the furniture
- A picture frame, headboard, or baseboard
- Wallpaper that is peeling
- A crack in the floor or inside an electrical outlet
Pests prefer sleeping areas because they are active at night. Termites are drawn to the heat, smell, and carbon dioxide released by their hosts.
Does Baby Bed Bugs Bite?
Nymphs molt to the next stage only after feeding on blood. They must feed immediately after hatching to survive, develop, and molt. That’s why baby bed bugs bite people.
The insects can go for several weeks without eating as they develop. Compared to adult bed bugs, baby bed bugs feed more frequently and for a shorter time.
Is It Necessary For Your To Dispose of Your Bed?
Your pest control company should be able to answer this question. It is usually necessary to get rid of beds that are in poor condition. Infested bedding with holes or tears is a preferred place for these bugs to lay their eggs since they can easily find these spaces.
Other bugs seek out vulnerable areas besides bed bugs. Beds, sleeping bags, and boxes on the floor can all be infested. These parasites require nooks, crannies, and the right temperature in water beds. However, bed bugs won’t go away anytime soon, regardless of the various remedies available.
Before bringing secondhand clothing or furniture into the house, inspect all items to ensure they don’t contain bed bugs. It is possible to obtain the pests into a home by bringing personal belongings or luggage from an infested hotel.
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