How To Protect Your Rug From Moths And Insects

Did you know that moths and rug beetles are capable of damaging textiles, such as carpets and rugs? Infestations of these pests can, unfortunately, go undetected for long periods of time, allowing them to inflict devastating damage on your rug. The experts at Greenspring Rug Care offer moth and insect control to prevent damage from all types of insects. Let’s talk about how we can help you identify an infestation, as well as prevent these insects from damaging your rugs.

Prevent moth damage to your rug

Signs of Moths in Your Oriental Rug

Beetles, moths, and other pests can eat holes in your rugs very quickly, especially if it’s a wool rug. The damage is done when the rug moths are in the larvae stage and they feed on protein, such as wool, silk, or animal hair, before laying eggs in the carpet. If this isn’t taken care of correctly and quickly, it can lead to overwhelming damage. You can halt this cycle by identifying signs of rug beetles or moths living in your rugs:

  • Moth larvae, which resemble sticky lint or spider webs, on the underside of your rug
  • Bare spots or little divots in your wool rug, which are where the moths or rug beetles are eating the carpet

How to Prevent Rug Beetles and Moths

Vacuuming regularly and high-quality rug padding are both excellent ways to prevent a moth or beetle infestation, but they may not be enough to deter these pests. Greenspring Rug Care offers a moth repellant solution that acts as a deterrent, making the rug taste bitter to these little critters. By taking away their food source, the insects will move on and no longer use your wool rug as their living space. We highly recommend this rug treatment if you are planning to store your rug for any amount of time.

Request Service for Your Rug Today

Greenspring Rug Care can protect your wool, silk, or Oriental rug for years to come with our highly-effective rug beetle treatment. We also offer free pickup, delivery, and rug storage for all of our rug care customers. Contact us at (410) 667-7847 to request service today. We serve Baltimore, Maryland, and the surrounding counties of Howard, Harford, and Anne Arundel, as well as Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.

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