Bed Bugs In Dresser Drawers? [Cause & Treatment]

Bed bugs in drawers are something that most people ignore and that is why these insects can cause a severe infestation in any house.

Many house owners think bed bugs can only infest the bed and bedding.

Well, think again.

Bed Bugs In Dresser Drawers

These bugs are really hard to get rid of so if you are planning for a bed bug treatment for yourself then you need to read this guide.

Cause today we have covered the most unrated place drawers.

So let’s start…

Can Bed Bugs Live In Drawers?


If the drawer is close to an infested area such as the bed, the chances are high that bed bugs can live in the drawer. They can live in drawers because they like the warm, dark, and humid conditions that drawers provide.

These insects want to be as close to their host as possible. This is because they want to feed on their hosts every hour.

Can Bed Bugs Live In Drawers

This is why bed bugs look for a place where they can hide and have easy access to you. And, what better place for bed bugs to hide than in drawers with lots of crevices and hiding places.

But there is one thing which is very important.

Bed Bugs can live in your drawer only if they are placed near other infected furniture, such as your bed or sofa.

How Do Bed Bugs Get Into The Drawer?

Bed bugs are red-colored insects. They do not have wings but have six legs which help them to crawl very easily. Bed bugs can crawl on the floor or climb a wall to get into drawers.

When bed bugs have completely infested an object, they try to find other places. In this way, they increase their population.

Drawers are commonly found near beds and couches. And if you ask any pest examiner they will always tell you that your furniture is the most suspect thing in an infestation.

Also, drawers are the best place for these insects to hide because they have lots of cracks and crevices.

These places are ideal spots for bed bugs to increase their population. These insects are flat and oval, so it is easy for them to hide in deep crevices.

Can Bed Bugs Lay Eggs In Drawers?

Yes, bed bugs can lay eggs in your drawer. Since drawers provide lots of hidden crevices, it’s easy for bed bugs to secure their eggs inside various corners.

Even a small hole can hold dozens of eggs. And, the worst part is that these eggs are very small and almost invisible to humans.

Therefore, even if bed bugs lay their eggs on an exposed surface, you may not recognize it and ignore it.

Many scientists believe that when a female bed bug has completed her mating process, she tries to find other places.

She tries to find places that are dark and where she can easily lay eggs.

Female bed bugs secrete a special type of liquid that acts as glue that helps the eggs stick to surfaces such as wood and fabric.

Can Bed Bugs Live In Wooden Dressers?

Bed bugs like wooden furniture more. A wooden dresser is a perfect place for bed bugs to lay their eggs and hide from humans. But, the dresser should be close to your infected bed or any other furniture.

These insects like wooden dressers because they provide them with lots of small cracks and gaps that are hidden from humans.

Also, people use these dressers to store their clothes. After wood, bed bugs prefer fabric because that’s what keeps them warm and allows them to reach their hosts more easily.

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide In Dresser Drawers? 

As I said, dressers can provide a lot of hiding places where bed bugs can hide. The following are the most likely places where you can find bed bugs.

Borders Frames: bed bugs are very small insects. They can easily enter the gap of a border frame. When these insects are hidden inside borders, they are very difficult to find. That’s why they grow their population very fast.

Corner: Many people and I have also seen bed bugs living in corners. And, the dresser has a lot of corners as it has many drawers.

Footers: When it comes to investigating bed bugs, the footer is the one most often overlooked. But the footers are the places where bed bugs are most active. I used to see bed bugs at the foot of my leather sofa. So if your dresser drawer is infested with these insects, you should also check the footer.

Clothes: If you have clothes in your dresser, you’re adding more places for these insects to hide. Bed bugs and their nymphs can easily get inside your day-to-day clothes.  

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In The Dresser Drawer?

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In The Dresser Drawer

Bed bugs Repellent Spray: The most effective way to get rid of bed bugs is with repellent spray.

Insect repellent companies are updating their products to make these sprays more effective.

They are adding more chemicals that will kill bed bugs without harming your health and the furniture.

Diatomaceous Earth: Easily fitted around the corner of drawers and dressers. Put them in cracks and gaps in the border so the insects will die inside.

Using diatomaceous earth (DE) kills bed bugs as it absorbs the oily, protective coating on their exoskeleton. Without this protective coating, the bed bugs would become dehydrated and die within a few hours.

Steam: bed bugs do not survive at high temperatures. At 122°F (50°C), both bed bugs and bed bug eggs will die within minutes.

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212°F (100°C) is the boiling point of water, so heating the water produces steam, and this is already above the temperature required to kill bed bugs.

At that temperature, almost any insect will die.

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