Fleas In Your Carpeting? Fort Myers We Can Help!

Fleas are a problem everyone deals with eventually. Even if you don’t own a pet, fleas are easy to bring home. If you are visiting a home that has fleas, or come close to an animal that has them, you can bring them home or to your job on your clothing. Also, fleas can enter without any help at all.

They are truly remarkable creatures. It is estimated that if a flea were as big as a man, he could jump to the top of a thirty story building! No wonder they are so good at hitchhiking.

Nobody wants to use pesticides in their home. While there are times when the problem can come to that, preventative measures can go a long way toward keeping the problem under control or prevent it from ever getting started.

First, if you have a pet that goes in and out, or contacts other animals, he may be a shuttle for fleas. Under the advice of your veterinarian you should take steps to get control of the fleas that find their way onto your pet.

Next, for the fleas that do get into your home. The best defense against fleas is a program of detailed vacuuming and bi-annual carpet cleaning combined with an institutional spray designed to combat fleas and their eggs, dust mites and bed bugs.  Tru-Clean offers such a service.

A professional-thoroughly exhaustive carpet cleaning coupled with our specialized institutional pre-spray designed to combat a variety of pests is much more thorough and powerful than regular vacuuming and a standard carpet cleaning by one of your local carpet cleaners.

Neither vacuuming nor a standard carpet cleaning can guarantee you will be completely rid of fleas and their eggs. Sometimes a treatment of insecticide is needed to successfully bring an end to the problem.

If flea treatments are used they should be used sparingly and with common sense. There was a case a short time ago where a sales clerk in a pet store told an older woman who lives alone with her cat to turn on the vacuum cleaner and spray flea treatment into the intake hose! Never try that. Putting treatment into a running vacuum cleaner will fill the air of the home with flea treatment.

On that same note, we recommend you stay away from the use of flea bombs or foggers. The fleas are on the floor. A few may sit temporarily on the sofa, but the majority are on the floor. Bombs and sprays treat your entire living space. There is no need for that.  Additionally, fleas along with their eggs that have burrowed deep within the carpet fibers will not be affected by tropical or home use foggers.

Carpet and upholstery cleaning is good for your carpets, good for your health, and good for the control of fleas.  If you have fleas in your carpeting or upholstery give Tru-Clean a call and let’s discuss the cleaning solution best suited for your needs.

Tru-Clean is a family owned environmentally responsible carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company serving all of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee, Collier and Charlotte County.  Our technicians are certified by the world’s most respected certification body for textile professionals and we are an “A” rated company by Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau.

For more information on Tru-Clean please visit us online at www.trucleansurfacecare.com or call us on the carpet any time at 239-541-4888 – Lee, 239-206-1935 – Collier or 941-621-2198 – Charlotte.

Tru-Clean offers convenient evening and weekend appointments and all major credit cards are accepted.

Our cleaning and control solutions are safe for children and pets and we have a variety of cleaning options available for upholstery, leather, mattresses and carpeting.