One of the biggest threats to your favorite rugs happens to be moths. While many people believe moth damage is no longer an issue since many fabrics are synthetic, that isn’t true. While moths can consume silk and wool fibers, they can also damage rugs made from acetate, polyester, acrylic, nylon, and other materials if there are stains, urine, blood, or other forms of protein available.
Recognizing Moths May Be Damaging Your Rugs
Not sure if there are moths damaging your rugs? There are several signs that this might be the case. Loose fibers on top indicate that the moth larva has eaten through the fibers. If the foundation fibers are seen, that’s another indication. Granules that look like sand may also be seen. This is the excrement left from the moths. Visible adult moths, larva, or cocoons are also indications there is a problem.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to reach out to a professional rug cleaning company. A deep cleaning will be needed to ensure no further damage occurs. Contacting a pest specialist may also be useful to eliminate the moths.
How to Protect Rugs from Moths
Keeping rugs clean is the best way to avoid moths. If the rug seems clean, the bugs are less interested in it. Vacuuming the rug at least once a week is a good place to start. Make sure spills are quickly and fully cleaned up. You should also inspect for insects regularly. Professional pest control experts can also provide a moth repellant to cut down the chances of the insects eating your rug.
Why Choose Professional Rug Cleaning Services?
Cleaning a rug on your own isn’t enough. A simple vacuum isn’t going to get rid of all the moths, their larva, and the eggs in the rug. A professional at Green-Gen Carpet and Fine Rug Cleaning can ensure all parts of the rug are clean, including the fringe, backing, and deep fibers. A rug bath may be used to gently and thoroughly ensure the rug is clean and no moths are left after you bring the rug back home.
There are several methods to keep moths from getting into rugs. However, once they’re there, the best method to rid yourself of them is a professional cleaning. This prevents further damage since the washing process gets rid of the larva while the drying kills off any eggs. Calling Green-Gen Carpet and Fine Rug Cleaning is the best option!