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Prescott Area Rug Cleaner. What You Need To Know About Moths

Prescott Area Rug Cleaner. What You Need To Know About Moths


Wool rugs are crafted to last a long life. However, in the wrong conditions, a rug can be lost in under a year with the wrong pests: moths, carpet beetles, and other pests feasting on pollutants in the rug fibers.

The worst harm happens in storage. This makes it logical because bugs like dark, quiet places to feed. This bug damage is typical of large furniture in homes with rugs. No-move sofas attract moths and carpet beetles.


Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott, AZ, at the end of another busy week.


To keep it simple, I'll only cover moths today. This moth infestation will be the worst for your area rugs.

One moth can transform you and your rugs into a significant headache. It's dreadful to see moths in exquisite wool and silk rugs, yet it happens more often than you think.

You may learn more about what these moths can do and how a Sedona area rug cleaning can help.


Improper storage causes moth infestations

Moths adore tranquil, hidden spots between area rugs incorrectly stored or left in non-trafficked rooms. Wool area rugs are a feeding source for moths and their larvae, so that rug in your garage or under your bed is just waiting for disaster.


Moths Love Spills and Stains on Rugs

Rugs are essentially moth buffets, especially when they are in a peaceful atmosphere where they may go unbothered during their life cycle. Moths will be attracted to your area rug if it has animal mishaps or food/drink spills.


Professional Rug Cleaning for Your Rugs

Your area rugs should be brought to us at Arizona Oriental as soon as possible if they have a moth infestation. We will treat your rug for infestation before washing and disinfecting it as needed.

We will apply a specific Wool Safe treatment to your area rug, whether you want to keep it for a long time or not.

Our moth treatment changes the wool's flavor to moths, preventing them from creating a home in our area rugs. We also recommend putting your rug in a breathable storage wrap to protect it from other pests that may try to steal a portion of it.

Enjoy your lovely floor art and remember that a clean rug can last a lifetime!

If you are searching for professional rug cleaning or rug repair, you can contact Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott or fill in the compact form here for a direct reply.

You can also check out our customer reviews from Birdeye and Yellow Pages

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Flagstaff, and much of Northern Arizona. 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.

Call us for more information on area rug restoration at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday from 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). 07-14-2020

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