One of the important factors in fighting your infestation is understanding how fast bedbugs reproduce. This infographic illustrates how quickly an infestation can grow over a period of only four weeks.
It’s possible you may not even know you have bed bugs at four weeks unless you have found one or had an inspection. Remember each newly hatched nymph (baby bedbug) will seek it’s first meal as soon as it emerges from it’s tiny egg.
After five meals, each spaced approximately a week apart, the fully developed bed bug will begin mating and laying eggs. The cycle will continue to grow until you begin treatment.
Bed bugs are not seasonal and never go away on their own. They can only be eradicated by treatment. Treatment includes integrated pest management, including, decluttering, steam, bedbug specific pesticides. Repeat inspections daily or weekly to monitor the infestation. If your bed is isolated with Climb-up monitors you can easily check to see if more bed bugs are being trapped in the cups trying to climb onto your bed.
This bedbug infographic illustrates the urgency of early detection and treatment before the infestation grows and becomes more difficult to get ahead of.
Always get an inspection or inspect thoroughly yourself if you suspect you may have bed bugs, or have symptoms that seem suspicious based on what you have learned about the signs and symptoms.
Identifying bed bugs based on bites alone can be difficult. The time taken to inspect around, under and behind your bed and mattress can payoff big by catching them earlier rather than later.