I've got a few old oriental rugs on a floor of my house that have fringes on two sides.

I've also got a roomba; he's very sweet.

When he tries to vacuum around the rugs, sometimes he gets caught and requires assistance.

Is there something I can do to help alleviate this issue?

Note: "cut the fringes off" will not be accepted.

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    Some report that newer robot vacuum cleaner models can handle rug fringe trim up to 3½" long.
    – Stan
    Dec 7, 2019 at 5:28

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I would tuck the fringes under the rugs, then let the roomba do its thing.

When its done, shake out the fringes again.

  • I had to tuck about an inch and a half of the rug under, as well; just tucking the frills under didn't stop my industrious little friend from trying to eat them.
    – goodguy5
    Dec 10, 2019 at 20:28
  • Nom, nom... Zealous little thingy!
    – Stephie
    Dec 10, 2019 at 20:30

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