Carpet fleas are small insects with jumping legs and can cause a nasty rash. They are usually present in households with pets, as the pets can bring them indoors while playing outside. Additionally, pets can drop their eggs into floor holes. They lay around 20 to 30 eggs daily.
When fleas are infested, their eggs begin to fall from their host, which makes the carpet a perfect place for them to lay their eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the flea larvae stay attached to the carpet while they pupate. Eventually, the adult fleas can remain in the carpet for months, if not longer, without food.
Fleas spend the majority of their lives in the fibers of carpets. Their eggs, larvae, and pupae develop in carpet fibers, while adult fleas spend time on their host. Adult fleas spend most of their time breeding and laying eggs. These eggs are designed to fall through the hair of their host, allowing them to survive on the carpet.
Fleas can live in carpets for up to three months, and they can breed and live within your home for that long. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of fleas in your carpet, including using baking soda. Regular vacuuming will also keep them away.