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Can they lay eggs if they're not feeding?

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  1. Bed Bug Epidemic

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Jun 14 2010 16:52:10
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    Since treatment, found two living bb's in house. Both dried out and kinda blah looking, neither had a blood meal.

    Can they lay eggs without nourishment?

    Lauren

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Jun 14 2010 17:01:28
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    i believe that bbs must have blood meal before they can lay eggs...

    i think it's a good sign that the bugs you found were dragging butt and not full of blood

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Mon Jun 14 2010 19:08:31
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    Yes def better to see them dragging butt with no meal in them.....

    hope they need to feed to lay eggs. can't wait for another treatment, for my delivery of DE, for delivery of my steam cleaner.
    Can't wait can't wait can't wait. UGH

    DeedleBeetle - 2 hours ago  » 
    i believe that bbs must have blood meal before they can lay eggs...
    i think it's a good sign that the bugs you found were dragging butt and not full of blood

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Jun 15 2010 2:49:49
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    3 weeks without food a female stops laying eggs.

    Jim

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Tue Jun 15 2010 16:00:21
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    Thanks, Jim. 3 weeks sounds like an eternity but good to know.

    spideyjg - 13 hours ago  » 
    3 weeks without food a female stops laying eggs.
    Jim


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