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Does bed bugs multiply fast in population?

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  1. Malaysian

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    Let's say there is one bed bug and having a source of meal readily almost everyday for like 10-11 months... by then will the population be a huge number? And do fecal stains show up on the bed by that time?

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    10-11 months? You're screwed

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    Chucklehead - 20 minutes ago  » 
    10-11 months? You're screwed

    Will the infestation sign be obvious by then?

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    Technically speaking, if you have a single, male bed bug with a solid food source.... that one BB could live in your house for his entire lifespan and never create an issue. Just one lonely bachelor, feeding off you and doing his thing. But if the one was an already impregnated female, and you gave her a food source, she would lay her eggs... those would need 1-2 weeks to hatch, and a week for each of its 5 nymph stages... so by 2 months you'd have a small community fully capable of breeding. Bed Bugs don't care about familial lines- momma and her son becomes mates, sisters and brothers become mates... after 10-11 months, you would have an obvious infestation on your hands.

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    psychologically_messed_up - 8 hours ago  » 
    Technically speaking, if you have a single, male bed bug with a solid food source.... that one BB could live in your house for his entire lifespan and never create an issue. Just one lonely bachelor, feeding off you and doing his thing. But if the one was an already impregnated female, and you gave her a food source, she would lay her eggs... those would need 1-2 weeks to hatch, and a week for each of its 5 nymph stages... so by 2 months you'd have a small community fully capable of breeding. Bed Bugs don't care about familial lines- momma and her son becomes mates, sisters and brothers become mates... after 10-11 months, you would have an obvious infestation on your hands.

    Incest lol
    Hmm


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