Within the carpet fibers in your home, there are many pests that can be concealed, such as carpet beetles, dust mites, silverfish, bed bugs, roaches, and the summer months pets can bring in fleas and ticks among others. The carpets are not the only place that harbors pests, unfortunately. We at Carpet Care 2000 would like to discuss how steam carpet cleaning can help eliminate the fleas, ticks, and their eggs in addition to your own care and maintenance.
Some Bugs & Pests Can Live in Carpet
Pets are often the responsible party for bringing the ticks and fleas inside, however, they can even be brought in by people particularly since fleas and ticks are highly active in the summer. It is common for homeowners to experience an infestation of this nature at least once. Usually by the time you realize your pet has fleas or ticks, their eggs are spread throughout the home. Fleas and ticks are tricky to eliminate from carpets, and their eggs are particularly challenging. Though chemical pesticides may be effective, the safest and often the most efficient method, is steam carpet cleaning.
Vacuuming VS Steam Cleaning to Get Rid of Carpet Pests
With steam cleaning, fleas are effectively neutralized, no matter what stage of their lifecycle. Where it can be otherwise difficult to ensure thorough treatment, steam cleaning wipes out the flea infestation from egg to adults from the carpets. Since steam cleaning has the ability to rid your carpets of fleas and most other pests, it is more powerful than vacuuming alone. Fleas cannot handle the lethal temperatures that the steam carpet cleaning produces in addition to a more powerful extraction. Steam cleaning is non-toxic and is easier on your carpets as well as safer for children and pets, unlike chemical treatments. Your carpets are deep cleaned removing the soil and debris as well as any spots, stains, and odors while simultaneously eradicating fleas, ticks, and their eggs. With the additional benefits, treating your carpets to a steam clean to remove a flea and tick infestation is a welcoming option. To eliminate the fleas, ticks, and viable eggs, though vacuuming is still important, it should not be the extent of your process. When vacuuming, be sure the edges and corners are vacuumed well. Use the vacuum hose after a very thorough vacuuming, using a grid system, overlapping the lanes, and vacuuming in multiple directions. The areas your pet sleeps and wonders through should also be treated including any pet beds, beds, furniture, and so on as well. Along with your bedding, curtains in close proximity should be washed in hot water. Rugs and hard floors should be treated if that is the circumstances in your home. Get to work on the home’s flea purging after your pet is treated and officially cleared of an infestation.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Your carpets and other surfaces such as rugs, mattresses, and upholstery should be cleaned to remove the toxic chemicals as well even if you decide to first treat your home with a pest control service. Steam carpet cleaning removes the residual toxins, and the remaining debris. Make certain to schedule a deep steam carpet cleaning service with Carpet Care 2000 and let our specialists help sanitize your carpets and purge your home of infestations in order to help protect your home from flea, tick, and other pest infestations. Call us to schedule today!