Did you know that bed bugs only eat blood? Don’t bother trying to entice them out of their hiding places with cheese puffs. The female bed bugs living in your house lays from one to five eggs each day and can lay about 500 eggs. The eggs hatch in about seven to ten days. The bed bug development process includes five stages and they need a blood meal between growth stages. It takes from one to two months for bed bug to evolve from an egg to an adult. Qualified New Jersey and New York City bed bug detection dogs can find bed bugs and their eggs.
Typically, after a blood meal, New York City bed bugs hide out and are mostly inactive until they get the desire for more blood. They need to have blood meals in order to reproduce. Some experts claim they can live for about a year without a blood meal due to hibernation. Although they are called bed bugs these horrible insects will live all over a house. Good thing the bed bugs are not the size of a walrus.