If you have a bed bug problem, you may have spotted bed bug eggs in the infested area. Contrary to popular belief, both bed bugs and bed bugs’ eggs are visible to the human eye. Bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, and grow up to 5mm long when they reach full adulthood. Read our blog on the stages of the bed bug lifecycle for more information.
Bed bugs’ eggs, on the other hand, are only about 1mm long. Though tiny, they are visible if you know what to look for. Bed bug eggs are oblong in shape and typically a translucent white or grey colour.
Here is a picture of bed bug eggs:
How to Kill Bed Bug Eggs
So you’ve spotted bed bugs or bed bug eggs in your home. You’re probably wondering how to kill bed bug eggs and put an end to the annoying pests.
Here are a few recommendations to get rid of bed bugs and bed bug eggs:
- Do laundry. As we’ve discussed previously, heat is an effective way to kill bed bugs. If you find bed bugs in your linens, washing them on the hot cycle will kill any bed bug eggs, or bed bugs on them.
- Use a steamer. To kill bed bug eggs on things that can’t be laundered, try using a steamer to kill bed bugs. Apply steam to the affected area for 20-30 seconds to kill bed bugs eggs. Bed bugs are unable to tolerate the heat. Learn more about using steam to kill bed bugs here.
- Hire a professional. Hiring a professional bed bug extermination company is the best way to end the bed bug cycle and get rid of these critters. Bed bugs can be extremely evasive, and remain hidden in places you might not expect. A professional bed bug extermination company has access to stronger treatments (such as wall-penetrating bed bug heat treatments) that can get rid of bed bugs and bed bugs’ eggs, no matter where they’re hiding.
Need a reliable bed bug extermination company in Toronto and the GTA? Magical Pest Control is an established pest control company that specializes in eliminating bed bugs. Call us at (905) 738-6676 to schedule an inspection.