The nymphs of bedbugs or baby bedbugs pass through several stages in order to reach their adulthood. It takes around 5 stages to reach it. The baby bedbugs are straw-colored or light brown similar to the head part of the pin. So, before we share the details on what do baby bedbugs look like along with the bedbugs shell? Let’s have a look at their lifecycle.
LIFE CYCLE OF BABY BEDBUGS:
The baby bedbugs feed on humans, bats or birds. They feed in order to pass through the five stages of their life and reach adulthood. The baby bedbugs can survive for around 3-4 months without food. During their developmental phase, the bedbugs start shedding their skin during the stages. The bedbug remnants over the mattress is a perfect sign showing their infestation. The baby bed bugs take around 4-5 weeks to reach the adult phase which depends over the temperature range.
HOW DO BABYBEDBUGS FEED?
The nymphs have a stylet or hollow tube which starts from the head and moves towards the skin surface of the host. The stylet passes through the skin and searches for locations to withdraw blood. The bedbugs do not bite humans, instead, they puncture the skin. The baby bedbugs need ten minutes to complete their meal. Once they finish the meal, the bedbugs move towards the narrow hiding places such as the mattress seams.
The adult bedbugs on the other hand feed after every 3-5 days. They survive for around 6-12 months.
WHAT DO BABY BEDBUGS LOOK LIKE?
The baby bedbugs are minute in size, but they turn into huge adult bedbugs. The adult bedbugs have a brownish color. They turn red after feeding. The adult bedbugs are 4.5mm in length and you can easily spot them with the naked eye in comparison to baby bedbugs. The adult bedbugs also release the musty odor.
Baby bedbugs in comparison are quite smaller in size. Their color is the main factor which allows them to camouflage, making it difficult for the naked eye to view it. You can only see the traces of bedbugs like the shedding of skin, fecal matter or some tiny eggs.
SIZE AND APPEARANCE OF BABY BEDBUGS:
Baby bedbugs are 1.5mm during their early stage. They grow around 0.5mm during each stage to reach adulthood. Baby bedbugs are whitish or slightly yellowish in color i.e. completely translucent making it difficult for view by the naked eye. You can spot baby bedbugs in clusters. The bedbugs lay their eggs in the safest corner of the room due to which it is difficult to eradicate them.
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SHAPE OF BABY BEDBUGS:
Baby bedbugs are oval-shaped creatures which are similar to the adult bedbugs. They usually appear like the mini size of their adult phase but with a color difference. Once you find a baby bedbug crawling over your mattress, you will definitely find the adult bedbug as they are the hosts of their adult phase. Baby bedbugs are quite slim due to which they can crawl through the tiny and tight spaces. The primary site for bedbug infestation is over the mattress.
HIDING PLACES OF BEDBUGS:
The bedbugs prefer hiding in headboards, bedframes or tight cracks within the wall. They can hide in all the tight spaces in your living place which makes it difficult to get rid of them. Even if you eradicate most of the bedbugs, they will definitely come back within no time.
MOVEMENT OF BEDBUGS:
The bedbugs are unable to fly or jump. They rather crawl over the surfaces and have great speed in crawling. They can rush at four feet within each second. They are very quick due to which it is very difficult to catch them. They speed up and hide inside the tight places before you are able to catch them.
The eggs of the bedbugs are around 1mm in width. The color of the bedbugs shell is around whitish-yellow. The bedbugs lay their eggs in small groups. All these eggs are joined together by the cement-like material. A female bedbug lays around 500 eggs in her entire lifetime. The bedbug eggs need two weeks in order to hatch. The female bedbugs lay around 1-2 eggs each day.
SIGNS OF BEDBUG INFESTATION:
You can see them with the naked eye, along with other signs over the mattress. The telltale signs of bedbugs infestation include the shedding skin. The baby bedbugs are difficult to spot but their skin is a definite sign that your home is infested with the bedbugs. This is the earliest sign to catch the bedbugs.
You can see red, irritated skin or a skin reaction as soon as the bedbugs bite. The baby bedbugs usually result in bites as they feed more often when compared to the adult bedbugs. The bedbug bites are small and itchy. You can only identify the bite by considering the time of your body exposure when that bite occurred. The bedbug bites occur as 3-4 bites clumped together in close association over a small area.
HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS?
It is quite hard to get rid of bedbugs. If you live in a small house, you can get rid of the bedbugs by the home remedies. Try washing all your bedding, clean all the clutter from the room, use a vacuum cleaner to clear all the area around your bed. You can also use an insecticide to clear all the bedbugs from the headboard, bedframe as well as the surrounding walls. You can also try isolating your bed away from the walls as they are usually infested by the bedbugs. However, if the infestation is on the large surface then try consulting the professional bedbug exterminators. It is the best option to eradicate all the bedbugs from your living space.