At ESS Universal, we make a big deal about our bed frames being bed bug-proof. It’s one of our strongest selling points for the camps, hostels, shelters, fire and police departments, and other organizations that buy our beds. Let’s talk about why.
The Life of a Bed Bug
Before we outline why USS Universal’s bed bug-proof bed frame is so effective, let’s talk again about the enemy. Somebody once asked, “Are bed bugs boring insects?” Well, no, we don’t find them boring at all! In fact, we’ve taken pains to learn as much as we can about how bed bugs behave, so we can make products that resist them.
Bed bugs are tiny, blood-sucking insects whose favorite host is the human body. They come out of their hiding places near humans, feed for about 10 minutes, then go back to their lairs to digest. Gross? Absolutely. They don’t carry disease, but their bites can cause other health problems in the skin that can be quite troublesome. They’ve got to go.
Bed bugs love cracks, crevices and seams—any place they can insert their tiny selves, and also lay their eggs. The key to beating bed bugs is eliminating those hiding places.
How ESS Universal Bunk Beds Meet the Challenge
Our bed bug-proof bed frame uses quality materials and construction to defeat these pests at their own game.
Steel: A Superior Material
Many of us slept in wood-frame bunk beds as kids. What’s wrong with wood? As an organic material, over time it can warp, swell and crack. And that can make hiding places for bed bugs. The steel in our bed frames, on the other hand, doesn’t behave that way. It doesn’t allow gaps in the structure to form over time. And let’s face it, can you make a bed from anything more durable than steel?
You may have seen metal products that were spot welded in just enough spots to make them hold together. Not so with our bed bug-proof bed frame. Our steel tubes are welded on all four sides, eliminating any gaps in the joints between members. Bugs can’t enter the bed frame.
Steel Mesh Foundation
Each bed platform in our bunks is supported by a panel of steel mesh—solid enough to support the mattress, but open enough to prevent creation of a bed bug habitat. Genius. And the steel mesh panel is squeak free!
Our bunk bed baskets and under-the-bed storage lockers help eliminate clutter and get things off the floor. Bed bugs prefer a messy house with lots of stuff lying around; it makes for more places to hide.
In addition to our bed bug-proof bed frame, there are lots of other reasons to purchase bunk beds from ESS Universal.
- Strength: Each bed platform supports up to 500 pounds.
- Flexible sizes: Order beds in single-, single over single bunks or triple bunk bed configurations.
- Easy Assembly: Two people with simple tools can assemble a bunk in no time.
- Custom colors: Unlike Henry Ford’s Model T, our beds aren’t only available in black. We can match or complement your décor.
- Volume pricing: We want to make your project a success, and will work with you if you are purchasing multiple units.
ESS Universal is committed to stamping out bed bugs—one bed at a time.
ESS Universal manufactures and supplies high-quality, cost-effective commercial grade beds, mattresses, and furniture to camps, hostels, shelters, dorms and more. View our entire line of furniture products including our popular waterproof foam mattress for institutional use, single metal bed frames, single over single bunk beds, single over double bunk beds, and triple bunk beds. Download our catalog for detailed information on our complete product line.