Bed Bug Resistant Furniture – More Products to Help You Fight a Costly Problem

May 14, 2015

If your renter just found a bed bug nestled into his or her bed frame, you can bet they are everywhere in that room, according to Jon Bailey who, for the past six years, has handled bed bug treatment for Central City Concern, an affordable housing and service agency working to end homelessness. “You’ll find them in the end table, in the chest of drawers, tucked into the desk…. everywhere.  If you can’t afford to throw away infested furniture, you really need pieces that help you spot bed bugs early and that can be successfully treated and re-used” said Jon. 

Going Beyond Bed Frames: 10 Additional Products Added

In 2010, as it raced the clock to furnish a 176-unit affordable housing building in Portland, Oregon, Central City Concern developed a bed bug resistant bed frame.  Word quickly got out about the Central City Bed’s effectiveness and how it can be easily cleaned and put back into use after an infestation and to date, Central City Bed® has sold 2,700 bed frames across the country. 

Central City Bed has recently released the following companion furniture:

two ladder back chairs
stacking chair
standard round table
simple desk
four-drawer chest (2 sizes)
four storage wardrobes  (2 sizes) 

 “We sell a lot of bed frames,” said Sarah Porter, Program Manager, “but our customers are often furnishing an entire room and they need more. They have frequently asked us to provide additional furniture items and we are pleased to respond to their needs with these new pieces of quality furniture.” 

Bed bugs are a costly and chronic problem for many providers of furnished apartments in the United States. Most housing developers and providers develop full-scale programs to prevent and eradicate bed bugs in their buildings.  Central City Bed operates under the umbrella of Central City Concern, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has received national recognition for its innovative programs ending homelessness and helping people achieve self-sufficiency.





News to Watch: Scientists Connect Bedbugs to Deadly Disease

Dec 29, 2014

We'll be watching this news closely. Historically, researchers have thought that bed bugs are not vectors of disease but there is new evidence that questions that belief. A recent Newsweek article potentially connects bed bugs to a deadly heart disease calle Chagas. Read the full story here.

 



Holiday Hugs Instead of Bugs

Dec 09, 2014

We suspect there is wide agreement that no one should experience the stress of a bed bug infestation during the busy, already stressful holiday season. This news caught our eye recently: Ohio's Stryker Pest Control has teamed up with Reed’s Pest Control to bring free bed bug relief to families in need this holiday season. More details on their Facebook page and in the following news article. Kudos to these two companies for this generous program!



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





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