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Balding - It's not just a problem for hair

Balding - It's not just a problem for hair

Have you noticed bald patches on areas of your own carpets, or on the carpets at someone else's house? With the fibers missing, the patches look like bald spots and often there are small bits of what appear to be shreds of wood or paper near the bald areas.

Wondering what these bald patches are? Well, it's not that the carpet is disintegrating or happens to have heavy traffic in those specific places. It's actually something a little more unpleasant: an infestation of carpet beetles or carpet moths. This is not a reflection of you as a housekeeper - they're actually common and can happen to anyone.

Why Do They Prefer Carpets?

It's actually not just carpets that these beetles / moths are attracted to. They like natural fibers and can be found in clothes and curtains or anything containing wool or silk. They possess the ability to digest keratin protein from these fibers - so if your carpet is silk or pure wool (or even wool-rich) then you are a likely target for them. They enjoy nesting in dark corners and areas under furniture or heavy appliances, laying their eggs in these areas and larvae casings in the carpet after the eggs hatch.

How Do You Get Rid of them?

If you have bald spots in your carpet and suspect you may have a moth / beetle infestation, your first call should be to a carpet cleaning professional. At Gator Clean, we will use a good dose of a safe, natural extermination agent to effectively eradicate these pests. The bald spots can be repaired using a cut from the same carpet from a hidden area or from any leftover carpet you have. Follow the treatment with regular vacuuming and scheduled cleanings and your moth / beetle issues will be long gone.

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

I hired Gator Clean to clean my carpets, home air ducts, and dryer duct and vent. Danielle and Kelly were pleasant, cheerfully answered my many questions, and did a thorough job. My carpet is old (10+ years) and had not been cleaned in a few years due to COVID; it ended up looking nicer than I expected! I was especially impressed by how careful they were with my possessions (e.g., covering things to protect them from dust that might fall from a ceiling vent) and how well they cleaned up afterward. This was my first experience with the company and I am impressed!

Mark Witwer
April 26, 2022

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Review from Google

When I called Gator Clean, I left a message inquiring about their services and pricing. I received a return call with 10 minutes. I found the prices and availability to be better than other companies. They came out within a week and cleaned my air ducts. They were ON TIME, FRIENDLY, and PROFESSIONAL. They explained the entire process, did a fantastic job and cleaned up after ducts were cleaned. Other companies need to take lessons from their staff! Highly recommend Gator Clean.

Brenda Sutton
February 10, 2022

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Review from Google

I contacted Gator Clean to clean our dryer vent. Daniele was professional and set the appointment for the next day. She and Kelly arrived on time, very conscientious of our home. Cleaned our dryer vent and cleaned up behind themselves! Quick and efficient. Will definitely be using them again in the future!

Lora Tarleton
January 27, 2022

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Review from Google

PROMPT, HELPFUL SERVICE - VERY INFORMATIVE FOR TIPS AND ABOUT THE PROCESS OF HOW THEY CLEAN THE DRYER VENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WILL USE AGAIN. THANKS DANIELLE.

Jaimee Hibbs
January 20, 2022

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Danielle and Kelly did a great job

Wayne Gill
December 29, 2021

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Gator Clean

Gator Clean is a residential and commercial carpet and tile cleaning company, serving Lake, Sumter, Marion and surrounding counties.

(352) 508-4556

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