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We are happy to help our walk-in clients also, however, we are often out on area rug deliveries and may not be available if no appointment was made.  

Extreme Moth Damage to An Area Rug That You Have to See to Believe!


Hi folks! Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott AZ!  Today I wanted to share a short video that we shot of a rug that came into us recently with a heavy moth infestation.

This gorgeous runner was kept in a room at the back of our client’s house and didn’t see a whole lot of activity.  It holds quite a bit of sentimental value to him since he brought it back with him from his time in the Middle East, so he was anxious to get his rug taken care of properly.

As you can tell in the video, there is a LOT of damage that the moths were able to do to the rug.  Unfortunately, until we clean the rug thoroughly, it’s hard to tell what the true extent of the damage is.  Once the rug is cleaned, then we will evaluate it for available repair options and go from there depending on the client’s budget.

We at Arizona Oriental always caution our clients when it comes to storing their wool area rugs or keeping them in places that don’t see much activity.  Keep in mind that dark, undisturbed areas (under a bed, in a closet, or in the garage) are a moth’s favorite placesYou should NEVER store a dirty and unprotected area rug! Here at our facility, we of course provide a thorough cleaning, but we also offer a preventative moth treatment on all of our client’s wool and silk area rugs.  This treatment helps to protect your rugs from future moth infestations. 

If you are looking to store your area rugs, we also recommend wrapping your rug in a breathable, protective wrap prior to doing so.  Plastic wrap does not allow your rug’s fibers to breathe while being protected from outside moths and mice, but our breathable wrapping does.

Give us a call today if your area rug has fallen victim to moth infestation or just needs a good cleaning – we’re here to help you care for your beloved rugs!

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of the Northern Arizona areas.  We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION.  Such extraordinary certification ensures our client’s area rugs receive the highest quality care.

Give us a call for more information about why soil protection is so important for area rugs at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). 03-23-2020

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