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We spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping. Therefore it is very important to keep our mattresses cleaned the proper way. We at Green Choice Carpet of Brooklyn recommend to our clients to have their mattresses cleaned twice a year or every six months. Our mattresses can accumulate dead skin cells, dust, dander and allergens which are a common cause of allergies and asthma symptoms. Another problem you may run into if you don’t have your mattress professionally cleaned very often is bed bugs. They can be a real and annoying hassle.

What Are Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are known as human parasites for thousands of years. At one point in the 1940’s, they were mostly eradicated in the developed world but since 1995 they have increased in prevalence most likely due to pesticide resistance. Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicidae family that feed exclusively on blood. The common bed bug is the best known and its name is Cimex lectularius. It prefers to feed on human blood. Other bugs form the Cimex family prefer to feed on animal blood. The common bed bug can be found in warm houses, nearby or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. They are mainly active at night and this is why they are considered nocturnal. When they feed on hosts they are usually unnoticed. Bites from bed bugs can cause skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. They are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors.


A home can be infested with bed bugs by a visitor form another home. They can be in his or her clothes or luggage. They can also be transferred from used furniture, clothing or backpacks brought into your home. If you already have bed bugs in one area of your home and if there are easy routes for travel, e.g. though ducts or false ceilings other items or areas in your home can be infested. People usually are a good transport of bed bugs, especially if they travel by plain often because bed bugs are increasingly found in air travel. Pets are not a means of transport for bed bugs although they do feed on them.

What We Recommend

We at Green Choice Carpet of Brooklyn have encountered the problem with bed bugs numerous times. We have a lot of clients that depend on us to get rid of the parasites. We have taken care of the problem for them and we can proudly say we have experience with bed bugs and we know how to take care of them and make them disappear so you have a good night sleep. We at Green Choice Carpet Cleaning of Brooklyn recommend to our existing and potential clients to have their mattresses or furniture professionally cleaned at least every six months. This will lower the possibility of having a bed bug infestation and if there is one already started we can resolve the problem for you.

How To Detect Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are difficult to detect because they are nocturnal and active mostly at night. They can be detected by the droppings they leave behind which are small, dark and sand like. Also they can be detected by their empty exoskeletons or by blood smears on your sheets. Another sign you have bed bus are the bites on your skin or the rashes cause thereafter. Bed bugs eggs can be embedded in your sheets. If you notice any of the above mentioned signs call us immediately and we will take care of the problem for you. We at Green Choice Carpet of Brooklyn have the best way of dealing with bed bugs. This is one of the reasons why we have been voted one of the best carpet cleaning companies in the whole Brooklyn area.