It’s not uncommon to go to great efforts to keep unwanted pests from taking up residence in your home. Rodents and other animals can do great damage to your home if left untreated. One of the hardest-to-get-rid-of pests are fleas, especially if you have pets.
In this issue, we’ll talk about best ways to get fleas out of your carpeting, one of the areas they especially love to hide.
Beyond the normal itching they can cause, there have even been confirmed reports of fleas in Arizona testing positive for plague. Also, in July, warnings were issued in the Laredo, Texas area of fleas transmitting typhus.
While getting rid of fleas from your home is not a single-step approach, the comfort you’ll feel from getting the problem under control and providing your home with a healthier environment is definitely worth the effort.
While vacuuming will encourage the adult fleas to come out from their cocoons, the heat from the steam cleaning will actually kill most of the adult fleas.
Even taking these steps, you’ll probably continue to see fleas over the course of the following two weeks or so as all of the flea eggs may not have been killed.
Also, be sure to sprinkle flea-killing products over your carpet.
Regular deep cleanings are essential to extending the life of your carpeting and rugs, and we’d be happy to do it for you.
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