Bacteria on Fallen Leaves in Leicester & Loughborough

There is an incredible amount of bacteria lurking in loose leaves that can be picked up on your shoes, and walked into your carpets…..

Walking on crisp fallen leaves in autumn may be one of your pleasures, or it may be unavoidable if you live in a street lined with trees – as many older streets and new estates are in Leicester and Loughborough.

Fallen leaves are ‘home’ to a huge variety of small invertebrate animals and bacteria, which is very important for healthy soil and gardens keeping it filled with nutrients and preventing it from drying out. But decomposing leaf litter can be the culprit of bringing nasty bacterium into your house from the dead organic material which will include: worms, snails, spiders, and microscopic spores of fungi and bacteria.

Use Indoor Shoes & Vacuum Daily

SJS Carpet Cleaning love all animals, but do try to protect you and your carpets from unwanted creatures like bugs, ticks and fleas. Our #Texatherm carpet cleaning process will remove all tiny spores of bacteria – including MRSA.

So to keep your family in good health all winter, call us in for an all over carpet clean, we are based in Loughborough and Leicester and are happy to travel to wherever you are around Leicestershire.

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Info for Children’s Homework:

Why not see how many animals you have hiding in your leaves? You may find: slugs and snails, worms, millipedes and centipedes, spiders and beetles. Try these links for more information for Childrens Science projects:

Hope College Leaf Litter Arthropod Key from Hope College

Life in the Leaf Litter (pdf- English,) from the American Museum of Natural History

Scientists Spend 10 Years Watching Leaf Litter Decay for Clues to Climate Change from Scientific American

Spiders in Borneo: Spiders in leaf litter from Scientific American