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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.  

Tip of the Day – What a Moth’s 3 Favorite Things about Your Area Rugs Are – Prescott Valley AZ

Tip of the Day – What a Moth’s 3 Favorite Things about Your Area Rugs Are – Prescott Valley AZ

Here at Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care, rugs come into us all day long for cleaning.  Some of the rugs that come into us have signs that moths have damaged the fibers.  Typically, moths munch on the wool fibers and leave holes in rugs anywhere from ¼ inch to massive holes 12 to 24 inches if the infestation is left undetected for a period of time.

I’m Ruthie and today I thought I would to present you a little information about what it is that moths (and their larvae) love so much about your area rugs so you can protect your rugs from a possible moth infestation like the one pictured here.

#1 – MOTHS LOVE WOOL!  But there is a moth treatment that can be applied to rugs that acts as a repellant.  This treatment makes the wool unappealing to moths and their larvae and they will look elsewhere when choosing their next meal.  This treatment can be applied to your rugs here at Arizona Oriental.  There isn’t any odor or visible evidence it has been applied, but the moths will definitely get the memo.

#2 – HEAVILY SOILED RUGS, especially ones with animal urine deposits, are basically an all you can eat buffet full of the richest delicacies for moths.  You might not think so, but urine is very attractive to moths due to the proteins in it.  Tasty, right?  So you would be wise to NEVER store dirty rugs. 

#3 – QUIET, UNDISTURBED AREAS OF YOUR HOME are heaven to moths.  We at Arizona Oriental know that rugs left in quiet rooms, closets, or storage areas like the garage or attic or under beds for extended periods of time are far more likely to have moth damage than rugs in the active areas of your home.  Why?  Because moths don’t like us any more than we like them.  Dark and quiet spots allow them to go undetected, which is what they want most.

Have Arizona Oriental help your rugs by treating them with our moth repellant.  Not only is it odor free, but the moths will be the only ones who notice it and they’ll high-tail it out of there to find something more attractive than your beautiful, 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 Valley, Prescott, 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 which includes 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.

If you would like more information about protecting your rugs from moths or a free estimate, give us a call 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). 



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