Are you a beloved pet owner whose cat or dog has recently become infested with fleas? Or, do you believe you have overcome a flea infestation on your cats or dogs? If so, don’t think that the problem is 100% gone. Even though you may not see live fleas or flea dirt on your pet, they may be taking a break and lying dormant within your carpets fibers. So, how do you help treat your carpet to eliminate as many fleas from your carpet as possible after a current or recent flea infestation without the harsh chemicals that are on the market?
Before taking the plunge on eliminating fleas from your carpet, you will want to eliminate fleas from upholstered furniture and pet bedding. First, you will want to throw all of your pets bedding, blankets, and stuffed animals into the washing machine. Because pets frequently have contact with these items, most likely they contain the most fleas. If you are able to put these items in the dryer without ruining them, do so. The heat from the dryer will kill adult fleas, eggs, or larvae.
Next you will want to make sure to vacuum your carpet extremely thoroughly. Fleas like to nest in dark, cooler areas, so make sure to hit everywhere, including places you may not usually vacuum. Before doing so, sprinkle borax, baking soda, or salt over your carpet. Take a broom and sweep it around to ensure that you get it as deep into the fibers as possible. Make sure to include upholstered furniture in the process. After vacuuming, remove the bag or empty your vacuum immediately and take directly outside.
After you have treated your carpet, hiring a professional carpet cleaner to steam clean your carpet can help kill fleas that may have survived the process. The heat let out by Everclean Carpet Cleaning’s steam cleaning technology can kill larvae, eggs, or adult fleas as the dryer did for your pets bedding. As the water is sucked up from your carpet, fleas will be extracted as well. There is no guarantee that your flea problem will be solved 100%, as it can be a very long process depending on how bad of an infestation you may have or how many pets you may have. To schedule you carpet cleaning today, contact our professionals at Everclean Carpet Cleaning today.