Female Bedbugs lay 1 to 12 per day, the eggs are deposited on rough surfaces, cracks, or crevices adhered with a sticky substance to help them stay in place. The eggs will hatch within 6 to 17 days, and when the eggs hatch the nymphs emerge and can immediately begin to feed.
Bedbugs are nocturnal and blood-feeders. They prefer humans but also feed on other warm-blooded animals such as, rats, birds, bats, and homeowners pets. During the day they hide in clothes or cloth material, such as bed linens or pillows, box springs and their coverings, floor boards, book cases, night stands, and when the infestation is large, they may even find areas even further from their feeding site; wall hangings and pictures, drapery, cracks in plaster, loosened wall paper, and ceiling moldings. When night comes, the Bedbug will leave its hiding place to find a blood meal, when they first begin to feed, they bite the area and inject the saliva (which causes reactions in some) to help them ingest the blood. After three minutes the Bedbug will be fully engorged with blood, some full grown Bedbugs will feed for 10 to 15 minutes. When they are done feeding they will go back to their hiding place to digest their meal, when they are hungry again they will search for another host, if not the same one.