Bed bugs tend to hide in cracks and crevices of furniture, under the floor boards, inside carpets, in the lining of mattresses and sofas, on curtains, window sills, sockets or electrical outlets and so on.
Upholstered furniture without tears or holes in excellent condition will have fewer places for bed bugs to hide. Whatever your bed configuration might be, the principle remains the same. These pests will nest as near to sleeping people as possible and will have a buffer zone that keeps them safe from host movements.
Where do bed bugs hide Mattress. Boxspring. Mattress encasements. Pillows and pillow cases. Sofa and cushions. Recliners and furniture. Bed posts and wooden frames. Dresser drawers. Base boards. Electrical wall outlets. Window sills. Picture frames.
Do bed bugs live in wood? Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown insects that are about as small as a grain of rice. Their size and shape enables them to hide in many cracks and crevices, allowing them to stay near their host during the day and find quick blood meals at night.
Non-Upholstered Furniture. However, bed bugs can still hide in corners, cracks and crevices. Heat treatment can easily and effectively kill bugs in these hard to reach areas. If you're treating the furniture without heat your primary weapon will be a vacuum to remove any bed bugs that might be lurking in the furniture.
Home infestations typically occur in mattresses or couches. Bed bug hiding places can also include clothing and linens, under clutter, in wall voids, and around window and door moldings.