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"Bed bug picture collection shows all stages of the bedbug life cycle from egg, to nymph to adult. It takes approximately 4 months for a bed bug to move from egg to adult hood."  

Bed bug Life cycle


Bed bugs move through 5 stages.  They feed between each stage and cannot move forward until they feed.  The diagram below depicts each bedbug life stage.  It takes 4 months for a bedbug to move from egg to adult.  Bed bugs live approximately 10 months.  Temparature plays a role in their development with maximum growth at 68 degrees.

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Bed Bug Eggs


Bed bug eggs are small white specs that are the size of the head of a pin.  A female bedbug will lay approximately 3 eggs every day.  The eggs will hatch in 2 weeks. Eggs adhere to the placed where they are laid with a cement like substance.

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Picture Bed Bug Eggs (magnified)


Bed Bug Nymph Picture

A bed bug nymph is the first stage of development after hatching. A nymph is light brown/straw colored and about the size of a small seed.

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Picture Bed Bug Nymph Hatching

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Picture of Bedbug Eggs, Nymphs (light brown)
and Adults (reddish brown)


Adult BedBug Pictures


 Adult bed bugs vary in size depending on if they just fed.  Adults are a dark reddish brownish color.  A bed bug before feeding is 1/4 inch.

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Picture of Bedbugs Before and After Feeding

Bed bugs are flat in appearance.

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Side View Picture of Bed bug

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