tables, dressers, nightstands, and more
This is a tricky one, because bed bugs can live in furniture. They favor dark, tiny crevices, so a full inspection
of any furniture you’re buying secondhand or potentially picking up off the sidewalk is necessary. If you have a patio or live in a home with a yard, leaving smaller pieces of furniture in a black trash bag in direct sun should kill off any potential bugs (who can’t withstand high heat).quality counts
Ask yourself, is it really worth it to pick up a shoddily built piece of Ikea furniture off the street? The answer should be no. Solid wood pieces (over pressed wood) are naturally more resistant to bed bugs because they’re built by professionals and thus have fewer crevices. Pieces like tables or bookshelves also by design have fewer hidden nooks. Another plus? If they’re designed and built by professionals, they’re probably also more sturdy and unique.
Bottom line: Pick up tables and dressers at your own risk.