What Do Moths Look Like on a Rug?

Every once in a while we get called to inspect a rug that has been stored for a few months (or even longer!) in a closet, or storage space, or under a bed.  Clients sometimes ask us to identify what the white glue like substance is behind their rug that they had never noticed before.  It is then that we have to inform our client that their rug is moth infested.  Moths love rugs in storage, especially rugs that have not been cleaned before storage (although even clean rugs are not immune from moth damage).  For this reason, it is very important that any rugs that are stored are inspected regularly for any signs of moth damage.  As with so many things, an ounce of prevention will go a long way.  Store only clean rugs, inspect them regularly, and let them air out every once in a while so that moths don't have a chance to make a meal of your beloved wool rug. --www.traditionalrugrepair.com