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​​​​​​​Mice and Moths and Area Rugs - Oh My!  Be Careful of Disaster!

Mice and Moths and Area Rugs - Oh My!  Be Careful of Disaster!

Hi folks, Ruthie here with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ!  I wanted to take a minute to share with you a few pictures of a couple of different things that can happen to area rugs that aren’t properly stored.

This first little rug was stored in a shed without any protection.  I know I’ve talked before about how it’s really important that wool area rugs are stored properly, but this just goes to show that even synthetic rugs should be stored properly as well!  A mouse or two (or maybe a family of them) found this rug in our client’s shed and figured that it would make great nesting material! Great for them, but unfortunate for the rug and the client.

Rodents like mice love to use area rug fiber as nesting material - it’s soft, easy to find, and plentiful!  They don’t care if it’s wool, silk, or synthetic fibers, it all works just as well in a nest.

This other rug was hit pretty badly by a moth infestation.  It, too, was stored improperly in a dark quiet area of our client’s home.  These two conditions are PERFECT for a moth, who is looking for somewhere to lay its eggs so that the babies won’t be disturbed as they go through their life cycle.  A single moth can create a LOT of area rug damage in a short amount of time, so if you think you have a moth infestation in your rug it’s important to contact us right away!

At Arizona Oriental, we want to make sure that our client’s area rugs are well protected if they go into storage!  We want to help you preserve your area rug investment for years to come, which is why we offer storage-preparation services if needed.  Wool and silk area rugs get treated with a moth protectant before being wrapped in a breathable protective wrapping. This wrapping protects your rug from any critters - rodent or insect - getting into your area rug and ruining them!  It also keeps your area rug clean for whenever you decide to lay it back down on your floor.

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.

If you would like a free area rug cleaning estimate, then give us a call 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). 9-06-2018

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