Q:

How long can fleas live in carpet?

A:

Quick Answer

An adult flea can live in carpet, without a host, for a period of between a few days to a couple of weeks. The length of the survival time depends upon how much the flea has ingested from a host before ending up in carpet.

Know More
How long can fleas live in carpet?
Credit: Kate Ter Haar CC-BY 2.0

Full Answer

Vacuuming carpet removes a majority of live fleas. In addition, vacuuming removes approximately 30 percent of flea larvae and 60 percent of flea eggs. Fleas continue to develop inside a vacuum cleaner bag. Therefore, after vacuuming to remove fleas, larvae and eggs, it is essential to remove the bag and throw it into the trash outside of the home.

Learn more about Cleaning
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you kill mold in carpet?

    A:

    It is not possible to kill mold in carpet; instead homeowners must fix water problems and then scrub away remaining mold, remove the carpet and install new carpet. The mold cannot be "killed" on the carpet because carpet is absorbent and porous, meaning that a moldy carpet has mold inside of the fibers.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you dry wet carpet?

    A:

    To dry wet carpet, blot the carpet with towels, and dry it with a wet-dry vacuum. Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet, let the soda sit for 30 minutes, and vacuum the carpet. Fan and dehumidify the carpet until it completely dries.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you remove rust stains from carpet?

    A:

    Remove rust stains from carpet by scraping away the residue, blotting with dish soap on a sponge and allowing about 5 minutes for soaking before absorbing the stain with a disposable white towel. Treat stubborn stains with ammonia and water or lemon juice, salt and vinegar.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you get gum out of Berber carpet?

    A:

    According to FiberCare, a carpet cleaning service in El Paso, Texas, professional carpet cleaners use a method that removes chewing gum from carpeting in less than a minute. This method uses a butter knife and a bottle of rubbing alcohol, which can be found in any drug store or big box store.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore