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Signs of a Moth Infestation in Your Area Rugs – Prescott AZ

Signs of a Moth Infestation in Your Area Rugs – Prescott AZ

Hi Folks!  Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ here and I wanted to take a moment and share this short video that shows you what to watch for when it comes to moth infestation and your area rugs.

Left in a back room that didn’t see much activity of our client’s home, this lovely runner unfortunately became a victim to moth infestation.  As a memento of our client’s time in the Middle East, it holds a lot of sentimental value for him.

You can see in the video that there is quite a bit of damage to the rug.  Unfortunately, the full extent of the damage isn’t truly known until we clean the rug.  Once the rug has been thoroughly washed, then our repair shop can evaluate the rug and present our client with a few different repair options.

At Arizona Oriental, we always warn our clients to store their wool & silk area rugs with caution.  NEVER store a dirty area rug or one that is unprotected.  Dirty rugs, especially when they have animal urine deposits or food spills, provide extra protein that moths will love.  Moths also love dark, undisturbed areas (like under beds or in closets and garages) where their eggs and larvae won’t be bothered as they go through their life cycle.

For rugs going into storage, we offer a preventative moth treatment on all of our client’s wool and silk area rugs to help protect rugs from moth infestation.  We also recommend having us wrap each rug in a breathable, protective wrap as an additional level of protection.  The wool fibers can breathe as they need to and your precious rug will be protected from anything that might want to nibble away at it.

Give us a call today if you have an area rug that has been victim to moth infestation (or just needs a good cleaning)!

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, 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 the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.

Call us for more information on getting rid of moth infestation in your rugs and cleaning quotes at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). (04-14-17)

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