Monday, Sept. 3rd, 2012 is Labor Day. Most of us are planning picnics, barbecues, road trips or planning to watch a sports event. We hope you have a wonderful weekend, chocked full of friends, family and fun. Here are some fun facts about Labor Day from http://www.forbes.com, hope you enjoy! “Labor Day in Canada began in 1872 in Toronto but quickly made its way south to the U.S. Originally it began as a significant demonstration demanding rights for workers. The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union. The Labor Day parade of about 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall past Union Square uptown to 42nd street, and ended in Wendel’s Elm Park at 92nd Street and 9th Avenue for a concert, speeches, and a picnic. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories. What are we celebrating? The contributions and achievements of the 155 million men and women who are in the U.S. workforce.” Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend! http://ow.ly/dlMOp
What about flea larvae?
It’s not as easy to remove the flea larvae from rugs and carpets by vacuum cleaning. The vacuum cleaner easily picks up eggs and adult fleas, but the larvae cling to the carpet and don’t come out easily. The next option is shampooing the carpet, because it can remove the larvae. If you are suffering from fleas, call Kip’s Carpet Cleaning today and we’ll help you get rid of them.
Flea problem area:
Did you know that fleas lay most of their eggs on carpets and rugs inside a house or apartment? Female adult fleas can lay up to 50 eggs per day. The first step in getting rid of fleas from rugs and carpets is to use a vacuum cleaner that has a powerful suction. Clean the carpets and rugs with the vacuum cleaner daily. Use disposable dust bags for your vacuum cleaners. Once the dust is collected, seal it and remove it from your home. The fleas go inside the dust bag and the disposable dust bag goes inside the trash can outside, sending those fleas out of your home.
Once the fleas are gone:
Happy days are here again! Once an infestation has been brought under control by the methods in the previous posts, you can keep it under control simply by regular vacuum. Up to fifty percent of flea eggs can be eliminated with one vacuum. Pay particular attention to areas your pets frequent and remembering to clean underneath sofas and chairs. Be sure to remove your vacuum bag weekly and throw into an outdoor trash can.
Getting rid of fleas:
Your carpets and floors will have to be thoroughly washed to be rid of fleas. Have a carpet cleaner come in to wash your flooring. Steam cleaning will rid your carpet of eggs and larvae hiding in the fibers. Pest control professionals and some carpet cleaning experts can also treat your carpets for you.
The trouble with fleas:
If your dog or cat has fleas, you wan the little insects out of your home fast. But getting rid of fleas means more than just treating your pet. You’re going to have to work on cleaning your entire house to rid your home of fleas. Otherwise, fleas will hide in your carpets and bedding or on your sofa and in all the places your pet likes to frequent. The life cycle of fleas can make it very hard to get rid of them unless you are very careful to remove them from your carpets. When eggs hiding in cloth fibers hatch, they leap back onto your pet and the cycle starts all over again. Your carpet and floors have to be washed. If you can toss your rugs into the washing machine, go for it. Use soapy water, as the soap will kill the fleas. If your carpets are too big, vacuum them thoroughly and dispose of the vacuum bag properly by wrapping it in a plastic bag before throwing it away.
Be careful what you use on that stain:
The chemical compound can attach itself to the fiber and even get inside the fiber often times making it difficult if not impossible to remove. The two most important questions I ask about stains are: (1) How long has the stain been there? (2) Has anyone else tried to clean it up? Time is a huge problem when removing stains. A stain over a year old will probably make this attempt a real problem. Also… if the homeowner or another carpet cleaner that does not have much experience in stain removal has used some kind of chemical that was not meant for this kind of stain will likely lead to a permanent stain.