Portland nonprofit develops bedbug resistant bed
Thursday, June 2, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland nonprofit says it has developed bedbug resistant beds for homeless shelters.
The Oregonian reports Central City Concern teamed up with the Pesznecker Brothers metal fabricators of Clackamas on the project.
The metal frame beds have splayed legs to keep them from touching walls where bugs crawl. Mattresses are sealed in medical-grade nylon to keep the bugs from digging in and hiding.
Last month, 175 of the beds were shipped to the Bud Clark Commons affordable housing project in Portland.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com