Monday, September 14, 2020
How Can I Tell if My Rug Has Moths?
One of the most common questions we receive is what moth infestation on an Oriental rug looks like. Sometimes worried clients point to a small speck of dust worried that it could be a sign that their beloved wool rug is under attack by moths. But more often, it is undeniable when a beautiful wool rug is being devoured by voracious moths. Sometimes the evidence will be glue like white strings as in the first top photo. Other times, dark black specks resembling dirt are the obvious evidence. Regardless of how one can identify a moth infestation, the most important step to take is to isolate the rug and have it professionally cleaned as soon as possible. Only through a professional rug cleaning can moths be eliminated. If the rug has a rug pad, that should be discarded and a replacement should be ordered. The floor beneath the rug should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Lastly, any wool products in the home should be examined carefully for any signs of moth infestation. With quick action, a wool rug can be saved and restored for future years of enjoyment. Any delay just gives hungry moths time to continue their work destroying beautiful wool rugs. --
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