Does Carpet Cleaning Kill Fleas?

In a word, yes. But while the high temperature of professional steam cleaning will eradicate existing fleas from your carpeting, it won’t solve your overall flea infestation problem. You’ll have to take some steps to make sure those fleas don’t come back. Check out these tips to get rid of fleas right at the source.

Those tiny fleas don’t just live in your carpet, they also set up shop in upholstery, pet bedding and actually on your pet. Carpet cleaning does remove fleas and their eggs from rugs and carpets, but it doesn’t address other areas where fleas like to hide out. Keep in mind, fleas thrive in moist, warm environments, becoming a nuisance particularly in the spring when temperatures start to warm up and there’s more moisture in the air.

Fleas can’t survive at temperatures above 95 degrees F. Luckily, here at 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration, we use the Butler System, which runs at a consistent temperature of 200 degrees to effectively sterilize all surfaces it touches.

Kill Fleas on Pets

Before you do anything else, you should treat your pets for fleas and their eggs. Ask your vet or pet groomer for a recommendation on treatment, which could include medicated shampoo, topical medication, body powder or a flea collar.

Wash and Vacuum

Next up, it’s time to wash and vacuum. Everything. Don’t forget to wash your pet’s bedding, upholstery cushion covers and curtains. The hot water from the washing machine and heat from the dryer is enough to kill fleas and eggs. Vacuum carpets, area rugs, furniture and cat trees, then dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag. While the vacuum sucks up fleas and eggs, they’re still alive in that bag.

Get Your Carpets Cleaned

Vacuuming your carpets and upholstery is not enough though. Now it’s time to bring in the pros. The high temperature of the steam cleaning system is more than enough to kill off all the fleas and eggs. Professionals can also clean your upholstery, furniture, mattresses, and drapes and curtains. After this process, not only will your carpets be flea-free, your whole home will be clean, fresh, and allergen free.

Repeat the Process

Flea eggs that somehow slipped through the first round of cleaning will still need to be eliminated, as they will start to hatch within a day or two. Also, keep in mind, they can remain dormant for up to a year when in the right conditions. You’ll likely have to re-treat your pet within the week to kill fleas that may have hatched or didn’t get eliminated during the first treatment. Same goes for washing and vacuuming.

Severe Flea Infestation?

In the case of severe infestations, it may be wise to hire a local pest control company or try some over-the-counter options, including special powders that you apply to furniture and carpet before washing and vacuuming.

So, to answer the question — does carpet cleaning kill fleas – yes, it does but you also have to take other steps to fully eradicate fleas from other areas of your home and from your pet, or else they will just come back. It’s always wise to invest in professional carpet cleaning in Michigan after you have treated the flea problem in your pet.

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning & Restoration Services

Got fleas? A good carpet cleaning can end your battle. To get a free quote on carpet cleaning near you, call us today at (248) 491-3088.

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Excellent results and my rugs were dirty! Very experienced,, knowledgeable and helpful owners/cleaners!! Could not be happier!
I have used 1st Class for both a commercial building and our home. Both experiences were great! I thought our carpet at home was past the point of no return, but they did an amazing job. Pet stains and heavy traffic areas look so great. They are super responsive and timely. A great local small business! I would highly recommend.
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Great company, great owners. They always do a thorough carpet cleaning.
Excellent service. They really know there stuff when it comes to cleaning carpet and couches. Friendly staff. Very reasonable prices. Thank you.
Ginny and Claude came on short notice. They did a great job.
I could not be happier with our cleaning service from 1st Class! From my first call, Ginny worked with me to optimize the timing of our cleaning with other work being done, and all communication from there was clear and thorough. Claude and Ginny are genuinely nice people and were a pleasure to work with during the cleaning. They clearly know their stuff and stand behind their work. Results were my formerly bedraggled 9 year old carpets looking brand new and a company I will definitely use again and recommend to others.
This Company did a fantastic job on our 30+ year old carpet that just won't wear out! While we were moving furniture back afterward, I noticed a strip in a traffic area that didn't look quite right. When I contacted them, they were back out within a few hours and promptly took care of the issue!
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Awesome company, my furniture looks amazing. They were clean and professional. Also, on time and went right to work!
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I saw their google reviews and called them for carpet cleaning. Very professional and the best carpet cleaners I have ever had and very reasonable prices. 😊😊😊
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Very professional, polite, the carpets looked and smelled wonderful!
I called him on Saturday to clean my couch and my chair and they came out on Sunday and did an awesome job. I will be using this company again
This company is amazing! I highly recommend them! They were on time and super friendly and did an amazing job! Great experience!
Team just left moments ago after carpet cleaning. House looks much better already. They got out stuck on stains. Highly recommend them. After using others, they are now our go to carpet cleaning crew.
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Are use this company for air duct and dryer vent cleaning services. The team was extremely professional and courteous and informed me of any concerns with my events. I was very happy with the quality of the service and the duration.
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1st Class is exceptional. Extremely responsive, courteous, thorough and on time. Definitely recommend! THANK YOU!
Wow 1st class is their name for a reason. I had the vent cleaning, carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services done today. They did such a thorough job in 2.5 hours for a 2500 sqft house, very nice owners (husband/wife) team that show up and WORK. Very satisfied.
Hung up the phone and they were at our front door in minutes. Toilet leaking all over wet carpet.
My 2 dogs got skunked last night. We cleaned up everything we could ourselves but our main rug i couldnt get the smell out. I called 1st class and HANDS DOWN the FASTEST SERVICE IVE EVER GOTTEN. Lucky for me they live down the road and were here at my house 15 mins later. Totally professional, got rid of the smell and so understanding and helpful.Im passing there information on to all my neighbors and friends because you dont get service like they provide anywhere else!!!Thanks again for everything!!!!
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Would recommend this company. On time and courteous. Excellent job on my carpet which was extremely dirty looks great now.
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They were fabulous! They were early and got some nasty stuff out. Thank you so much.
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We have a carpet that was the best quality at the time, but is 30 years old. It had so many stains, I was sure they were permanent. The owners showed up with state of the art equipment and 'steam' cleaned, not hot water clean, and got almost every stain and mark out of this old carpet. It honestly looks like new. The only stain remaining was because it was actual wood stain and you have to replace the carpet with that much damage. The steam allows you to walk on the carpet in 6 hours instead of the usual 24. We are selling this house and the carpet was the only sore spot, but not anymore. I will recommend this company to family and friends with a clear conscience.
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On time. Easy to contact and schedule appointment. The carpet looks great!
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Very professional. Did a great job. They are the only carpet cleaning company I use.
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Absolutely awesome experience! I needed anti-microbial cleaning for a guest coming with severe allergies. They arrived promptly, were fast and efficient and I’ll recommend them all day long.
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Excellent, thorough duct and carpet cleaning. Will definitely use them again!
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Did a first-class job on time and very professional. No pricing games just a good honest job at a good fair price.
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Claude was a great guy and too informative. He explained me of every bit of the services that he was doing. I would definitely try him all the time and would recommend him :-)
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After our crawlspace flooded due to a frozen pipe, we could not have asked for a better experience or better service than what Claude provided. One of the perks of a small town and local business - we called in the later evening hours on a weeknight, expecting to get voicemail and/or be told we would have to wait a couple days, but Claude was there with a pump within 20 minutes! A good 2-3 feet of water was pumped and gone by the next morning allowing us to quickly get our pipe fixed and boiler up and running so we could heat our house. Claude brought a blower over, checked in with us regularly, and finalized his part by spraying to prevent mold. Friendly, knowledgeable, and more than fair in pricing. We highly recommend this local small business!
They are the best .fast and professionalTotally would recommend.
Very knowledgeable and arrived right on time. Happy with cleaning and would highly recommend. Plan to use again.
1st class carpet cleaning lives up to its name! Great work and left us with clean carpet and furniture that we thought needed to be replaced! All at affordable pricing and friendly service.
These gentlemen were very professional! They really know their craft!
Excellent service and quality work and did two of our rugs for free!!
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