Carpet Pests

9-8-16.jpgWe all know carpet can be a great home for dirt, germs, and other microbes, but there is something else that could be lurking in your fibers: bugs.  Join us today to learn more about some of the critters that can make a home out of your carpet, and how you can prevent them.

One of the many bugs that can be making a home in your carpet is the bedbug, despite what their name may imply.  Bedbugs are known for thriving in environments where there are places for them to hide, which includes beds, dressers, and even your carpet.  Regular vacuuming should do the trick to get rid of these critters, but should you see a few of them crawling around, your best bet is to just call in a pest-control company to remove them with assurance.

Another bugger that can be thriving in your carpet is the caterpillar of the palm flower moth.  These guys love to burrow into carpet, where they will make their cocoons.  A regular cleaning will do enough to thwart them, although keeping your doors shut and widows closed will prevent them from coming in the first place.

Finally, another pest that you may see are fleas.  Now, these critters could have made their way in by hitching a ride on the family pet, but they can make quite a home in your carpet.  The worst part about this, is that every time a pet or family member walks on it, there is a possibility of a flea latching on.   Just like the past two pests, regular cleaning will do wonders to rid these pests.

When it comes to carpet, there can be so much more than what meets the eye, and it can be much dirtier than you think.  This is why it is important to have your carpets professionally cleaned every so-often, as to make them much cleaner, and safer, for you and your family.

To schedule a free in-home estimate, give us a call today!

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