Moth Proofing

How to Get Rid of Rug Moths

Moths have long been one of our problems. They are almost always present in our house, trying to eat our clothes or carpets. For the wardrobes, there are plenty of solutions that can be used in order to keep moths away, but how can you protect an oriental rug from them?

You definitely need to learn some Oriental rug moth proofing tips, which means that you should read this article, as it will help you a lot. The first thing that you should know is that moths prefer the dirty and stained carpets. Studies showed that carpets that are stained by coffee, pet urine, milk, gravy and any other liquids particularly attract moths and it is in exactly those places where the female lay their eggs. The cloths that you see flying in the house are not the ones that are going to eat your carpet, but the larves that will hatch from the eggs. These larves hatch from eggs regardless of the season and weather, so those who think that it is winter, so too cold for moths are mistaken.

One of the things that you should do in order to keep these moths away is to wash the oriental carpet as often as possible. If this is impossible for you because the lack of time, then it is a good idea to purchase a wet vacuum, as this vacuums and washes the carpet at the same time. In this way, if the carpet is infested with larves, you can vacuum them, while if there are no stains, the females won’t feel attracted to lay their eggs. Another thing that you should do is to check the areas of the carpet that are under the bed or the couches, as these are dark places that also attract moths. If nothing works and you can’t get rid of them, take the oriental rug to a specialized company. These companies have chemical solutions that are not poisonous and that are especially designed for oriental rugs that are natural dyed.