Bed Bug Lifespan Without Blood

How long can bed bugs live without a meal?

Bed Bug Lifespan Without Blood

Posted by Bruley Amia on Friday, 15 November, 2019 04:54:54

How Bed Bug Feeding Works. After a bed bug egg hatches, the nymph goes through five instar stages before it becomes an adult. While nymphs still behave and feed like an adult bed bug, they are much smaller and weaker. This has an effect on their lifespan if they are unable to feed.

The bed bug life cycle begins like that of most insects—with an egg. Bed bugs will only romance to fertilize eggs after a blood meal. They meet back up at their harborage (a community of bed

A bed bug can last up to a year or longer without feeding if the temperatures are ideal. Still, the average bed bug life cycle isn't very long, but they do lead active lives, which includes aggressively mating.

As mentioned above, bed bugs can live for almost 2 years without oxygen, and this must be a disturbing thought. The problem is these pests usually invade places where you sit for long hours. They live in the beds and furniture only to come out to bite you when you at rest.

Under normal circumstances adult bed bugs will live for about 2 to 4 months. Bed bugs need to feed at least once before each molt, although they could feed as often as once a day. Young nymphs can survive without a blood meal for days up to several months.

How long can bed bug last without blood meal? A newly hatched egg can live for few weeks without feeding. A nymph, on the other hand can last up to 5 months of not taking blood meal. And an adult bed bug can even last up to 12 months of no blood meal. But all these numbers depends on temperature and area where the bed bug is.