How Long Can Bed Bugs Live?

Bed bugs can live about a year usually and can live for months in a dormant state without even feeding.  A single bed bug may lay around 200 to 300 eggs during its life cycle, eggs hatch in about 12 days and like vampire babies, the new eggs will need their first victims soon. This is why they get their name, ‘bed bugs’, because making their nest close to the bed is ideal for snacking on humans and animals while they sleep.