Sounds like the voice of experience.
I just take the cat, grab her by the 4 legs, and gently rub her back and forth on the carpet over the powder. The stadic picks up the loose powder. Then send her outside to shake off.
Now for the tricky part, you have to know just how many times to rub her on the carpet, too much could set the powder off. Then you have to wait at least 2 months until the fur grows back to try it again. It's not to good on the carpet either.
Gun control means hitting your target!!!