Central City Bed

The Central City Bed® is a durable, sustainable, contemporary, bed bug resistant furniture line highly suited for affordable housing developments, shelters and dormitories. Designed and used by a nonprofit housing provider, every feature of the patented bed frame is unfriendly to bed bugs. The furniture is constructed for long-term use and is easy to clean. 

Available nationwide, Central City Bed products are a cost effective solution to an age-old problem. Made in the USA.

Holiday Travels: Avoid Bringing Unwanted Guests HOME!

Nov 20, 2014

With Thanksgiving and winter holidays right around the corner, many people have travel plans that include overnight stays in hotels and other accommodations. Before you flop, exhausted, onto a bed and throw your luggage on a carpeted floor, check out these basic tips to avoid accidentally bringing bed bugs home. Bed bugs are terrific hitchhikers and once nestled into the crevices of your suitcase, they can easily come home with you.

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Frommers: How to Check Your Hotel Room and Your Belonging Once Home




Washington Shelter Purchases The Central City Bed

Nov 03, 2014

We welcome the Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter as a client and congratulate them on their November 1st opening. This 42-bed shelter located in the First Christian Church in Olympia, Washington, will serve Olympia's most vulnerable people currently living on the streets.

The "vulnerability index" determines a client's fragility and evaluates such factors as client background, housing history, health conditions, personal trauma and past drug use. The First Christian Church has a long history of sheltering homeless families.

Click to read more about their work.



The Atlantic Magazine Covers the Psychological Toll of Bed Bugs

Oct 20, 2014

In a recent article in The Atlantic, writer Rose Eveleth recounts her third bed bug infestation experience. Beyond the itching and the interrupted sleep, Rose goes deeper into the anxiety and stress that affects people long after the bugs are gone:

"I used to joke that I had bed bug PTSD. There's a certain kind of anxiety that the seemingly invisible biters incite. But in fact, it might not be a joke. Research is starting to show that bed bug infections (sic) can leave people with anxiety, depression, and paranoia. And that's normal. In fact, it would be weird for you not to be freaked out, says Stephanie Perron, a doctor and researcher at the University of Montreal. 'If you have bed bugs, and if you don't care, that's not a normal reaction. You should be worried. I would consider it a normal reaction to a stressor.' " 

In the article, Rose reports on a few studies that have evaluated the stress and impact on mental health.

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Bedbugs - It's a Musical!! Extended in New York City through November 2nd

Oct 14, 2014

While we don't find bed bug infestations funny necessarily, we thought that learning about a Broadway musical about bedbugs could add a lot of levity to your workday that may include dealing with the pests in the real world, in real time. But without an inspirational musical score.

Bedbugs - It's a Musical has attracted rave reviews in New York. The musical about mutant bedbugs that terrorize New York City has got it all: revenge, family, pesticides and, of course, a love story. The production was first released in 2008 and has taken six years to evolve into the hit it's become.

The New York Times dubbed it a Critics' Pick, adding: “A theatrical blast of fresh air, Bedbugs!!! is an audacious rock-’n’-roll concoction that never stops surprising. The sci-fi slapstick tradition of Little Shop of Horrors and The Rocky Horror Show is alive and well and, now, six-legged.” Full review here.  
Other reviews have called the production "zany, a must-see, and musical comedy genius." 

We are pretty sure the story line doesn't go as far as shopping for replacement furniture but never fear New York City - the Central City Bed is here!





Trade Shows & Conferences

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Companion Table

Companion table is bed bug resistant, made of metal and available in 180 colors. Three colors choices for the tops.

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Central City Bed®

Central City Bed ® - unfriendly to bed bugs, stackable, easy to clean and reuse. 

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