That coffee you spilled on your carpet last week is the least of your worries. Sure, the coffee stain looks bad and you need a Boise carpet cleaner to remove it, but there are far worse things in your carpet that are just plain gross.

Many of you don’t realize it, but your carpet is host to a variety of nastiness. The truth of the matter is that you cannot see the things that you should be worried about. The thing is that we only tend to call our Boise carpet cleaner when the carpet looks dirty. But looks can be deceiving as your carpet might look fine on the surface, but what lurks underneath might scare you. If you want to wait to have your carpets cleaned only after you have spilled coffee on it, that is totally up to you. If you want a reason to give us a call right now, here are a few.

Bed Bugs

Think you will only find bed bugs in your bed? think again. Bed bugs will travel and the best means of this is in your carpet. In fact, they like carpet as much as your bed and could set up camp in the fibers. Think about that for a minute next time you are walking around in bare feet.

Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are common household pests found all over the United States that look like fuzzy worms or little, dark beetles. They will likely be found in the carpet or close vicinity of the carpet, they may even be found in food products. Carpet beetles are often mistaken for bed bugs.

In addition to being a gross insect in your carpet, carpet beetles can cause significant damage to your carpet. This is because they love to eat it, not your carpet per se, but any food or oil stuck in the fibers. And if you think a few carpet beetles is rather harmless, consider this: Once a carpet beetle is inside your home, it can hatch 50 eggs in a matter of days. Would you like our phone number?

Though carpet beetles are very fond of carpet, they will take the opportunity to eat your clothes as well.

Dust Mites

Dust mites thrive in warm and humid environments, they eat dead skin cells and nest in your carpet. Dust mites are a close relative of spiders and ticks, but are too small to be seen without a microscope. This means they could be nesting in your carpet and you would never know. Taking steps to reduce the number of dust mites in your home, through regular carpet cleanings, will lessen the chances of suffering dust mite allergy.

Skin Cells

Skin cells might not seem as creepy as bed bugs and dust mites, but having them in your carpet is just as gross. Over the period of 24-hours, you will lose about one million skin cells, they basically just fall off and land wherever. Well, you can imagine how many land on your carpet.

It’s estimated that you will shed about eight pounds of skin cells over the course of a year. That fact gives you even more reason to call your carpet cleaners today.


Bacteria can live up to four weeks in carpet, where it is kept nice and warm. The dirtier your carpet is, the more bacteria you will find in it.

What Your Shoes Drag Inside

Where have your shoes been today? There is little doubt you have walked through some pretty gross stuff today and may not even know it. You are thinking that you were careful where you stepped all day, but chances are you stepped in bird poo, urine in the office bathroom and several other nasty encounters. You then proceeded to go home and drag it all through your carpet.

Maybe you spent the day doing some yard work and treated your lawn for weeds. If so, there is a very good chance that when you took a break to come inside and grab a cold drink and use the bathroom, you spread toxins through your carpet. If you mowed the lawn and had to fill it with gas, some may have spilled on your shoe and you inadvertently drug it into the house.

And these are the reasons you call us.