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Carpet Pests

Carpet Beetles

August 31, 2016

Carpet beetles are common household pests that look like small, fuzzy worms or little, dark beetles. They can usually be found somewhere in the vicinity of the carpet, on the windowsill, on clothing and even in food products. How common are carpet beetles? Carpet beetles are fairly common bugs. Many times, a carpet beetle infestation may be mistaken for bed bugs. They can be found all over the United States, but are more prevalent in…

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7 Gross Things that Lurk in Your Carpet

August 31, 2016

OMG, 7 gross things that lurk in your carpet! Skin Cells – we know who the culprit is here, and there is no way around this one Pesticides – carpets have been tested to contain levels of propoxur, chlorpyrifos,diazinon, permethrin, and chlordane; after all, you do want that lovely shade of green on your lawn.  Even if you don’t use chemicals on your lawn, they may be tracked in by your shoes. Salmonella and other…

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Insecticide and Carpets

August 31, 2016

My technician was at a customer’s home, she pointed out some light-colored areas around the doorway leading to the porch. She said that there was a spider problem recently, and she had used a spray insecticide to get rid of the pests. She was hoping the light color would just wash out when we cleaned. However, my tech explained that insecticides can cause permanent discoloration of the carpet, so we told the customer the truth:…

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