3 Types of Bacteria That Are Lurking in Your Carpet

Did you know that there are approximately 200,000 bacteria per square inch of carpet in your home? Yes, you heard that correctly. And it’s not just everyday organisms like dust mites and allergens. A lot of the bacteria found in carpets pose serious health risks. Below are just three kinds of germs hidden in your carpets.   1. Fecal Matter Particularly common in households with pets and young children, fecal bacteria can cause E-coli diarrhea, salmonella or shigella. Along with these serious health risks, there are also viruses transmitted through human feces, including rotavirus, norovirus and hepatitis A and E.…