Can bed bugs hide in leather or vinyl furniture?



Answer:

Bed bugs can hide in just about any kind of furniture, tucking into the corners, seams, and undersides. If a credit card can fit into a crack in your furniture, a bed bug likely can too. They can’t jump or fly, but they are skilled climbers, and most materials can be traversed by them. Since they prefer to nest within about 15 feet of their host, you’ll probably find them hiding in tight spaces near your bed.


While bed bugs can live in leather, suede, or vinyl, they are less likely to hide in that kind of material. Since leather is not very climber-friendly, bed bugs will usually opt for a hiding place that is easier to move to and from. However, many furniture items with leather covers often have upholstery underneath that is made of a different material. Bed bugs would have no problem tucking away in these other materials.


If you suspect that leather-bound furniture or personal belongings may have bed bugs, you should treat the items as soon as possible. Vacuuming and steaming all over infested furniture is a very effective way to kill bed bugs and their eggs on contact. Steri-Fab is a viable alternative if a steamer is not an option.


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