Carpeting can enhance the beauty and comfort of your home in many ways. Unfortunately, it also provides a breeding ground for fleas, one of the most minuscule and at the same time annoying of blood-sucking pests. Fleas are very small and persistent, therefore very hard to eradicate unless you know what you are doing.
How do you get rid of fleas in your carpets? It turns out that a few very simple procedures will ensure that your carpets are free of fleas.
The first thing you should remember is that your vacuum cleaner can be your best weapon in the war against fleas. Vacuum your carpets frequently, using the nozzle extension for corners that are difficult to reach. The vacuum cleaner will help to suck up fleas, eggs, and larvae. Be sure to empty the contents of the canister or the disposable bag into a sealed, plastic garbage bag and place it immediately outside.
While you’re at it, vacuum furniture upholstery and pet bedding. Make sure your pets have flea collars on, and give them flea baths.
Steam clean your carpets periodically. Fleas tend not to react well to the heat. The steam will stimulate flea pupae to leave their cocoons and make them easier to kill. You can either rent a steamer or hire a service to do the job for you.
Of course, your most trustworthy bet is to hire a professional pest control company to take care of the flea infestation in your carpet for you. The advantage of this approach is that the fleas will be eradicated. Then you can maintain your carpets by keeping them clean to prevent the infestation from coming back.
Contact our team today if you have any questions about keeping fleas at bay.