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How do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Carpet?

Bed bugs of course prefer to hide in your furniture and mattress, but they could infest your carpet as well. To get rid of bed bugs in the carpet or rug, here’s what you can do:

  1. Always opt for a vacuum cleaner that has a bag that can be sealed and tossed out securely.
  2. Spread diatomaceous earth on the carpet you will vacuum. 
  3. Thoroughly vacuum, going over the areas at least 2–3 times.
  4. To be safe, repeat steps 1-3 once or twice more.
  5. Remove the vacuum cleaner bag outside if possible. Seal properly before disposing of in a sealed trash can. 
  6. For extra protection, consider cleaning the rug or carpet with shampoo or getting it steam cleaned.
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Do Bed Bugs Get in My Carpet?

Discovering you have bed bugs is bad enough. Finding out they’ve infested a variety of places around your home is even worse. One of the additional areas bed bugs tend to infest is your carpet or rug. Instead of burrowing into the carpet, the bugs will stay close to the surface. The good news is that this makes it easier to vacuum them up. When you follow the previously mentioned steps, you can successfully reduce the amount of bed bugs. It’s important to take caution and to contact an exterminator if you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation.

Bed Bugs or Carpet Beetles?

Bed bugs are frequently mistaken for carpet beetles and vice versa. So how can you be sure you have bed bugs on your carpet … and not carpet beetles? It’s important to learn the differences between these two bugs, which is best done by looking at their appearance. In the larval stage, carpet beetles look like fuzzy miniature caterpillars, while bed bugs look like longer worms. No matter what type of bug, thoroughly vacuuming and steam cleaning your rug can work wonders to get rid of a pest infestation. 

Steam Cleaning For Bed Bugs

When you work with a professional bed bug exterminator, you can trust they will get rid of the bed bugs throughout your Bristol and Johnson City property. Regardless, it can bring you peace of mind to get your carpets or rugs professionally cleaned or steamed after an infestation! High heat and steam helps kill off any lingering bugs or stains from the bugs.