Moths and carpet beetles are a major concern in wool rugs. The damage occurs when the moth is in the larval stage. The larvae feed on protein (wool, silk, animal hair), lay eggs in the rug and the cycle continues. Routine cleaning of the rug and home are necessary to prevent insect infestation. Keep in mind, moths typically like dark, undisturbed areas like under the sofa and bed.
At Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., we offer a product that acts as a deterrent. This topical treatment changes the flavor of the fiber, making it bitter and less desirable to the moth.
We also suggest this treatment prior to wrapping and storing rugs. While there are no guarantees written or implied that moths will never return, cleaning and treatment is the best method to combat this problem.