How to Kill Bed Bug Eggs

“How to kill bed bug eggs”. This question is concerned with the danger yet to come. If there was a positive answer to such a question then there might have been no problem like it exists now. In fact there would have been no bed bug species.

Bed bugs belong to the order Hemiptera . Others that belong to this order are scaled creatures, aphids and cicadas. Bed bugs are true bugs. Hemiptera have mouths with beaks capable of piercing tissue and sucking blood. This beak is also used for piercing the female abdomen and ejaculating into the body cavity.

how to kill bed bug eggs

Female lays one to five eggs per day after male genital pierces the female during mating. Over 10 months, one female can produce up to 200 eggs.
Female Bedbugs lay 1 to 12 eggs per day. Eggs get adhere to the substrate by means of a sticky substrate  coating on them. They are white and 1/32 inch long.

how to kill bed bug eggs
Bed bug eggs

They deposit these eggs in protected places such as crevices, cracks or near the hosts’ sleeping quarters. Most commonly eggs are placed inside a box spring, on the mattress, in the coils of a bed, behind peeling wallpaper, near the rug’s edge, in closets and baseboards. Bed bug eggs can be found at similar places to where bed bugs are present. The favorite place to nestle is in the seams of fabric. They can be found in various places. You have to make use of a stiff brush to dislodge the eggs.

how to kill bed bug eggs
a female bug laying eggs

The hatching of eggs largely depends on temperature. They do not need their mother bug around to hatch. They hatch in round about two weeks. Not all insecticides and other chemicals are capable of killing the eggs. Alcohol is also one of those chemicals which are not capable of killing bed bug’s eggs. Bed bugs eggs are hard to detect. Some have the appearance of rice while others of sesame seeds.

How to kill bed bug eggs?

how to kill bed bug eggs

  • Temperature and time correlation is very important in order to kill both bed bugs and their eggs.
  • ThermaPure is capable of annihilating entire bedbug population in a single treatment. It works on the principle that 60 minutes in hot dryer heat kills bed bug eggs.
  • Cryonite freezing can also kill the bed bugs eggs.
  • PackTite heat treatment is also to kill bed bugs eggs.
  • Using Alcohol Spray  along with other measures such as herbs can dry up bed bug eggs.
  • Spray some alcohol on the eggs while spraying it in other parts of the house. When the eggs hatches, the nymphs die because of the alcohol present on the egg’s surface.
  • A green non-toxic Bio Pesticide DIY is also effective in killing bed bugs eggs.
  • A follow up inspection every 2 weeks is necessary to ensure that they are dead.

Nature has solution for every problem. According to natural food chain there are several predators which feed on bed bugs. These predators are cone nosed insects, American cockroaches, spiders and pharaoh. But our research system is still far from discovering a biological control.

Scientific research is still going on to develop such a control method to kill bed bugs at the egg stage to restrict the danger ahead wih no solution to date. Until such a timem, questions such as how to kill bed bug eggs will persist, or you can go for the above mentioned techniques.


11 Responses to “How to Kill Bed Bug Eggs”

  1. pat kiser says:

    Please tell me what the small white specks on my clothing and bed linens. This has been going on for months I have seen a dead bed bug but I can not equate that with the white specks like lint and larger. I have also seen hairs that move with a whip like movement. I feel like I am ready for a institution. I also have the little black balls on my mattress and comforter. Thanks sooooooo much!

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    • stephanie says:

      @pat kiser: i wennt through that with the little black dots and the hair like stuff and i freaked i dont know what it is either people said i was seeing things but i wasnt and they said i needed the hospitol but i knew i wasnt crazy let me know if u have found out what that is

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    • sonia says:

      How did you solve the problem?

      @pat kiser:

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  2. Joe says:

    This is my layman’s answer: The white specks could be loose eggs. The black balls being bedbug fecal matter, and the moving hairs sound like another type of pest.

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  3. Rhey says:

    Joe is right, those black things are fecal left by bed bugs. The moving hair is probably the newly-hatched eggs. I wish i can show you the small ones I caught but i don’t have that hi-n cam to capture them. Look closely coz they are transparent. You’ll not gonna notice them and they will not change their colour until they have fed.

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  4. Tony says:

    You need a steamer that will kill eggs and bed bugs that will kill everything because with the steamer its too hot for bed bugs and eggs

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  5. Tony says:

    You need a steamer that will kill eggs and bed bugs that will kill everything because with the steamer its too hot for bed bugs and eggs check videos on youtube

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  6. Jenn says:

    I recently discovered my own bed bug problem, and thankfully it seems to be staying inside the ground floor bedroom. So far, I’ve removed all decorations from the room (both table top AND wall) and sealed them with bags and duct tape. The reason I’m doing both is because I have a car that I don’t drive because it’s a POS and plan on using it as a hot box. This allows me to store the items out of the house so that I can just clean them at my leasure with a bonus of maybe killing a few (it probably won’t, but I can afford to let those items sit for a while without worry).

    After that I sacraficed a bit of ciling tile (which I absolutly HATED to do) and a small section of my wall and steamed the walls, making sure to get all dirt off both them and the ciling afterwards. I did this because (a) they needed them and (b) I thought it would make them less flamable. After that, I emptied the room of all furniture and brought in three propane heaters in three large buckets filled with ice and water and blasted my heat.

    While I did my own ‘heat treatment’ on the house, I took my time cleaning the furniture and bed (being paranoid, I also used a steam iron on the mattress lining). Then I wrapped the bed in a bed bug bed protector (expensive, but apparently effective as they’re esssentually PLASTIC, blah) and zipped it up.

    I’m hoping this works, because I just can’t afford the outragious price that exterminators are charging!!!

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  7. Jenn says:

    I should also explain: I cut holes into the ciling and walls because I’m hoping to get rid of these things; if they’re behind the walls then I want to kill them, too!!

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  8. bree says:

    @ jenn: the problem with “cutting holes in walls n celling” is if there wasn’t any holes r cracks in there,now you have enabled a way for them to get inside the walls n such. Really what needs to be done is plastic all beds boxframes and such. Tape off all switches n outlets. Spray rubbing alchahol everywhere n don’t dilute it. Remove all furniture after inspecting dressers picture frames and ALL decorative items placed along ur home. Steam clean the carpets, buy every bug bomb known to man, including the ones for bedbugs, and go nutz with rubbing alchahol. Everything that can be cleaned with or sprayed with strait bleach. Its going to smell like chemical welfare in ur home but we have delt with these fruckers for almost a year now!! Exterminators can’t seem to do it n we also spent 100$$on home products n those seem to work best. Here is a tip thobombs dent bedbugs but don’t knock em dead,deal with direct sprays..I.e rid,or as I said strait bleach n rubbing alchahol. I have even killed bedbugs with lair spray lol.

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