With the holidays not too far away, many rug owners pack away rugs until finer weather arrives. However, incorrect storage can harm rugs, especially with moths.
Ruthie with Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care here in Prescott, AZ.
It was my intention to discuss moths exclusively. This moth infestation in your area rugs will seem catastrophic at the time.
Even one moth can cause you and your rugs a lot of trouble. It’s heartbreaking to watch beautiful wool and silk rugs destroyed by moths, yet this happens more often than you might imagine.
You can learn more about the damage caused by these moths and how an area rug cleaner in Prescott may assist here.
Moth Infestations Are Caused By Improper Storage
Moths are attracted to the warmth and shelter provided by area rugs, especially if these rugs are improperly stored or left in low-traffic areas of the home. The wool in your area rug is a rich food source for moths and their larvae, so if you keep it wrapped up in the garage or under the bed, disaster is just around the corner.
Rug Moths Are Attracted To Stains And Spills
Rugs are like a moth’s version of a feast, especially when they are kept in a quiet place where insects can reproduce without being disturbed. Because of the extra proteins in the urine or spilled food/drink, moths will be much more attracted to your area rug than they would otherwise be.
Professional Rug Cleaning Services: A Must-Have for Your Rugs
If you suspect a moth infestation in any of your rugs, please ship them directly to Arizona Oriental Rug Cleaning as soon as possible. We will first treat your rug to kill the pests, then clean it and treat it as necessary.
If you plan to keep your area rug for a while - whether or not moths have infested it - we may treat it with a specific WoolSafe treatment before you store it.
Our area rugs are protected from moths with a process that alters the wool’s flavor, making it unappealing to insects. An additional layer of defense against various pests that might try to make a meal of your rug is a breathable storage wrap, which is another recommendation we have for you.
Till then, bask in the glory of your newly cleaned rug, and remember that a rug is an investment that 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.
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Prescott, Prescott Valley, Prescott, 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.
Call us for more information on area rug restoration at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, 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). 07-14-2020