While our Oriental Rug Cleaning In Orlando professionals are by no means bug experts, they do know a thing or two about specific bugs typically found in rugs. One of which being fleas. By definition, a Flea is a small wingless jumping insect that feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. It sometimes transmits diseases through its bite, including plague and myxomatosis. That is the actual definition! Sounds a bit disconcerting to say the least. Not only are these tiny insects gross, they can also transmit disease. Most commonly, fleas are typically brought into ones home via pets, such as cats or dogs. That makes it very important for pet owners to keep their pets clean and treated with anti flea supplements. While keeping up with your pets will help to keep fleas out of your home, it won’t entirely prevent them from finding their way in. Fleas can get into your home by way of other people, from bringing items stored outside of your home inside or simply by opening a door. Once fleas get into your home, they can be very difficult to remove. Obviously, as mentioned before, if you own pets, the first step would be to clean them and treat them with anti flea medications or shampoos. Next, you would have to begin the process of removing them from your carpet and or upholstery. A fantastic method is to steam clean your carpet and upholstery. The pre-spray we use is enzyme based which helps to decontaminate the area being cleaned. The high heat and high pressure from our equipment will kill any fleas and their eggs upon direct contact. If you run into this unfortunate situation, call us and we will send one of our great Oriental Rug Cleaning Orlando technicians to your home to help rid you of your problem!