Bed bugs can reproduce quite rapidly, creating an infestation issue in a home relatively quickly. The average female adult bed bug will produce one egg per day. An individual bed bug can lay between two hundred and two hundred fifty eggs in her lifetime.
Female bed bugs lay eggs singly or in clusters; the eggs are placed in tight cracks or crevices and due to their small size can be quite difficult to detect. Their proclivity for laying eggs in small tight places is one of the reasons they are drawn to the corners of mattresses where the seams produce a small crevice as well as the box spring. These areas are also advantageous because it places the eggs close to a feeding source, humans.