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5 Common Bacteria and Bugs Found In Carpet
You may or may not be aware of what types of bacteria along with bugs lay deep within your carpets, and you may also not be aware of how these different types of bacteria can harm you as well as others?
Today we are going to be going through the different types of bacteria, finding out how to locate them, and what steps to take to protect yourself against them.
1. E. coli (Escherichia coli)
Now there are many different types of E.coli. Some of which are completely harmless and some can cause severe problems to the stomach lining and others that can even cause respiratory problems.
This type of bacteria can normally be found in the intestines of mammals and is released through faeces. It can be deposited onto your carpet directly from any pets in the household but also tracked in from outside.
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to be seen to the naked eye, meaning the only way to prevent your household from contaminating is to have your carpet cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner in Portsmouth. We recommend getting your carpets cleaned at least twice a year if not every quarter.
2. Salmonella (Salmonellosis)
There are approximately 40,000 cases of salmonella reported each year. There are many different types of symptoms accosted with salmonella such as Fever, Abdominal Cramps, Diarrhoea. Symptoms normally appear within 12 to 72 hours after infection but can last approximately 4-7 days it can often be extremely dangerous for both children and the elderly.
Unfortunately like with E.coli, Salmonella is also not possible to be seen with the naked eye the best way to eliminate the risk of catching it is to have your carpets cleaned every 6 months. Most importantly you must not eat any food that has fallen onto the carpet the same applies to children, the FIVE SECOND RULE isn’t true!
3. Dust Mites
Dust mites can often lay in your carpets for months. They feed on invisible flakes of skin that we shed, up to 1.5 million per hour to be precise. The good news is they don’t bite, however, they can cause itching and severe allergic reactions such as a rash, itchy eyes, runny nose, and coughing.
If you are experiencing all of these for a long period dust mites mite be your problem. Female dust mites can lay eggs around 100 per month, these eggs can take around 2-3 months to hatch. Unfortunately having your carpets cleaned will not eliminate the already grown dust mites but it will kill off the eggs.
You may want to consider using a trusted pest control company to remove the mites for you and arrange for EasyClean to clean the carpets after the extraction has been completed.
Our recommended pest control company in Southampton and Portsmouth is Malum Ltd. We have always found that they have looked after our customers and are always looking to help.
4. Carpet Moths
Carpet moths are found worldwide, they usually fly from April-October depending on location. The Larvae feed on animal skin, fur, clothing and carpets and upholstery are made of natural fibres.
If you notice small balding patches in the corners and at the edges of your carpets, the chances are that you have an infestation of carpet moths.
This is a problem that needs immediate attention because it will continue to get worse. A mated female carpet moth can lay around 200 eggs in her short adult life and an infestation can very quickly get out of hand. Carpet moths are stubborn when it comes to leaving your home! We work closely with a pest removal company when it comes to carpet moths.
Malum Southern Pest & Bird Control is who EasyClean would recommend. They have been able to help over 160 of our clientele and have always resolved everyone’s problems. Once Malum have been to your property and killed off the moths it is always recommended to have your carpets cleaned to remove and dead eggs and dead moths from the carpet.
Carpets in your household are one of the most high-risk areas in your home. Airbourne mould spores land on carpet fibres and often find themselves comfortable as carpets can often be damp without you realising along with room temperature makes it a perfect breeding ground for Mold.
If you have any concerns about the bacteria in your carpet and are considering a clean, call us. We can give you the advice you need. EasyClean Solutions is a growing company and we are proud of our growing reputation. Thanks for reading.