A moth infestation can be easily deterred by a few housecleaning tips:
•Have your area rug professionally cleaned. Once a year is recommended.
•Vacuum the entire rug, especially areas under furniture. Once a month is best.
•Rotate the area rug, this always helps the area rug wear evenly. Twice a year if possible.
•Get your air ducts cleaned once a year. Moths love undisturbed areas.
•Before storing your area rug get it professionally cleaned and properly wrapped for storage.
In certain cases like in the pictures shown above it is too late for saving the rug and the only viable option is throwing it away. If you do happen to see moth damage in its early stages we may be able to help with moth damage restoration. By following the tips mentioned above, though, you have the best chance of keeping your rugs moth free, looking great and have them healthy to use for years to come.
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)