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Can Fleas Live In Carpet Or Furniture?

Have you ever noticed fleas jumping around your house? If you have, you might be wondering can fleas live in carpet. Or whether the can make a home in your soft furnishing. This is a common concern if you own pets.

Unfortunately, fleas can easily make their way into furniture, rugs and carpeting – and multiply quickly. This means it’s important to take action immediately if you notice even a few fleas on your carpet or upholstery.

In this post, we will be looking at the answer to the question can fleas live in carpet in a bit more detail. And explain how you can get rid of them from your furniture.

The Source of the Problem

In a domestic setting there are several origins of flea infestations. One is through used furniture that is infested when you bought it in. Another is, surprisingly, carrying them in on shoes and trouser bottoms. People without pets can get fleas in either of these ways.

cat with fleas scratching

The other is having pets bring fleas into the home and spreading them to your carpets and furniture. Even if your pets were not the origin, they will soon play host to the fleas anyway. If you notice fleas on your pet, get them to the vet immediately. They will check them for fleas and treat them accordingly. Do this before you start to treat your carpets and furniture. If you do it after, the fleas on your pet will simply infest your home again.

Taking action quickly saves you dealing with a lot of bother further down the road. Ousting fleas from carpets and furniture is a lot easier if there isn’t a heavy infestation.

Check, Treat and Clean

Even if you’ve only seen fleas on one item of furniture, it’s still important to check all soft furnishings. Go through your entire home and check for any signs of fleas. It’s very possible they will have spread to other rooms in your home.

furniture with fleas

After removing fleas from your furniture, turn your focus to the carpets. Treat them  first, then clean them throughout the house. Now you know the answer to the question of can fleas live in carpet, you will want to do this thoroughly.

Call a Pest Expert Quickly

Can fleas live in carpet? Yes, they can. And when they do, they will multiply quickly. In fact,  within three weeks, a minor infestation can become very serious. Because they spread so fast, it’s vital you take action as soon as you see any signs of an infestation.

Call Diamond anytime, day or night and we will come and treat your house professionally. Waiting even a week could turn into a severe situation. Contact us as soon as possible to avoid a costly intervention.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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