Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Moth Season Is Here! Inspect Your Rugs.

We picked up seven moth infested rugs from a public storage. When we opened the fist one, we saw thousands of these little bugs flying and jumping up and down. And the worms were having a big party at the rug owners expense.

Moth infestation happens when a rug is not professionally cleaned and left in storage which is dark and humid. Pet urine on rugs also attract moths.

The first important thing here is to dust and remove all these moths, larvae, and eggs from the rug. Then a deep thorough wash should be done. We apply and spry a repellent solution to moth infested rugs and this non-toxic solution changes the taste of the wool so moths do not come back to eat the wool which is protein as their food.

Professional (not wall-wall type) rug cleaning every couple of years and regular vacuuming and inspection of rugs is very important in having moth free rugs.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

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