why does my cat stay off the carpeting

Our cat always used to walk on our oriental rugs and would sit on the furniture.  Now, he only will walk on the hard wood floors and avoids the carpet and never sits on the furniture any more.  Why all of a sudden is he doing this? He is an older male cat that we took in as a stray 6 yrs ago.

Cats are sensitive to many pests and can detect fleas before people. It’s my guess there is a flea problem developing in your home and he’s onto it before you’ve noticed anything happening. I suggest you set out some FLEA TRAPS in your carpeted areas to get a handle on what’s happening. They’ll capture many different pests that can be biting and not just fleas so they will probably alert you to what your cat already knows. I also suggest you read over our FLEA CONTROL ARTICLE so you learn more about this pest.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

Flea Traps:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/electric/flea-trap

Flea Control Article:  http://www.flea.net/flea-control