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Carpet pests are a nuisance and their larvae can result in major damage to several of your household items. These carpet pests will feed on various fibers such as silk, fur, leather and wool. They will usually stay away from synthetic fibers such as polyester and rayon. However, if any of these fibers are soiled with body oils, animal feces or food stain, these pests will take advantage of the feeding ground.
Most Familiar Carpet Pests
The two most familiar carpet pests are clothes moth, fleas and carpet beetle. They can be found in homes and offices. Their infestation can be quite disturbing and needs to be addressed right away. If you have a pet dog that lives inside of the home, you have to still worry about fleas getting in your carpet.
Where Do They Develop?
Carpet pest infestation develops as these pests find dark places in the home to live and feed. This is particularly true in areas where carpet can be found such as:
- Attics and basements
- Dining rooms
Where Can They Be Found?
They can also be found in cracks of walls, roof cavities, storage boxes, closets and drawers. In many cases, pest infestation will go undetected since carpet pests stay in the dark and avoid lighted areas. Carpet pests can be destructive to your clothing, furniture, flooring and bedding.
Carpet pests can cause allergic reactions in those residing in the home or working in the office. They also can cause diseases. This is dangerous and so you need a pest control professional to treat the infestation quickly before it spreads.
Eliminating the Problem
Until the pest control company arrives, there are things that you can do to reduce the problem. If your pet is infested with flea, it is time to quarantine that canine, washing the dog with flea soap and water on a regular basis. It is best to give your carpet a good vacuuming too. Make sure that you clean upholstery and pet bedding. The fleas and carpet pests live inside the fibers so it is not going to be easy to get them out altogether, except with the help of a professional pest controller.
If you are unable to remove carpet pests the natural way, then professional pest control techniques will be necessary to get rid of them completely. The pest controller will inspect and know the kind of pests that you are dealing with. Contact a pest control professional today and have those carpet pests gone – once and for all!