The Most Shocking Things That Live In Carpet

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Carpet Cleaning

What Lies Within

Many of us wonder and worry about what kind of filth lives in and around our homes. When you think of dirtiest places in your house, several places come to mind. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms may be the top on your list, but what about carpets? Carpets can catch and absorb all sorts of germs, liquids, and can be a sweet haven for tiny little insects which is why carpet cleaning service is so important!

Some of these critters are so small, you can’t even see them. That’s the scariest part! So what are some of the most shocking things that live in your carpet? Let’s grab our magnifying glass and take a deep look into what can be hiding and living in your carpet:

Carpet Beetles

These little guys are very common in homes and often get mistaken for moths. They are generally very small and oval-shaped. The larvae feed on animal-based products like wool, fur, and feather, but adult carpet beetles generally feed on flower pollen and won’t harm wool and other types of fabrics. You can find these beetles in your carpet and, if you have pets, around their sleeping areas. Check your carpets thoroughly for signs of larvae and check inside your closets that contain wool clothing to see if there are any infestations.

Fleas

Fleas are one of the biggest pests that could infest your carpets. Owning pets is great, but once they get fleas, life becomes a lot more difficult. Fleas love to nest and breed in the depths of your carpets. Fleas enjoy warm, damper areas. They are very small and extremely quick, so they’re difficult to physically kill. They breed extremely quickly and can take over your house in a matter of days. Not to mention, they can carry a multitude of diseases and viruses. Expert cleaning and extermination is the best way to make sure that they are definitively gone. It’s important to keep cleaning your carpets consistently and treating your pets regularly.

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Mold

Mold doesn’t just grow in your kitchen and bathroom. Carpets are a big home for mold because of the combination of moisture and oxygen. If any food particles land on your carpet and get ground into it, it can feed mold that is growing in the carpet. If mold develops in your carpets, you are putting yourself and your family in danger. Mold can make people extremely sick and lead to a lot of health issues. Make sure to check the carpet for any discoloration or odd smell, like mildew, for signs of mold. Getting rid of mold is extremely difficult, so it is important to use the correct method and products for cleaning.

Dust Mites

Many people have allergies to dust mites, and those allergies can cause serious long-term issues like eczema and asthma. Dust mites are hard to get rid of because they feed on…well, dust! As humans, we shed skin constantly and that skin turns into dust. They love to nest in pillows because of the moisture, but also love to be underneath your fridge, dishwasher, and oven. Make sure to use high-temperature steam cleaning to get rid of dust mites for good, and keep using clean air filters and vacuuming regularly with a clean vacuum filter.

Scrubby Corp Carpet Cleaning

Whatever lives in your carpets, Scrubby Corp has all the tools necessary to get rid of the pests and nasty things living in it and get your carpets back to being fresh and clean. We use the highest quality, environmentally friendly products and give you the best quality of service.

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