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Tip of the Day – The 3 Things Moths Love Most about Your Area Rugs – Sedona AZ

Tip of the Day – The 3 Things Moths Love Most about Your Area Rugs – Sedona AZ

At Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ, rugs come into us all day long and some of those have signs of moths damaging the fibers.  Moths usually munch away the wool fibers and leave holes that can range from ¼ small to massive holes of 12 to 24 inches depending on how long the infestation went undetected.

I’m Ruthie and today I would like to talk about what it is that moths (and their larvae) love so much about your rugs so you can better protect your rugs from a possible moth infestation.

#1 – Moths love wool.  However, there is a moth treatment that can be applied to rugs to act as a repellant, making the wool unappealing to moths and their larvae so they will look elsewhere to find their next meal.  At Arizona Oriental, we can apply this treatment to your rugs for you.  There’s no odor or visible evidence of having been applied, but the moths will definitely get the message!

#2 – Heavily soiled rugs, especially when they have animal urine deposits, are kind of like a smorgasbord for moths.  Despite what you may think, urine is very attractive to moths because of the additional proteins.  YUM!

#3 – Quiet, undisturbed areas of your home.  We here at Arizona Oriental know that the rugs left in quiet rooms, closets, or storage areas like the garage or under the bed for extended periods of time are much more likely to have moth damage than rugs in high activity areas of your home.  Why?  Moths don’t like us any more than we like them.  They want dark and quiet spots so they can go undetected.

Help your rugs by having Arizona Oriental apply our moth repellant to them.  It’s odor free and moths will be the only ones who know it’s there so they’ll search elsewhere for an attractive meal.

Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!

Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training which includes certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.

If you would like more information about protecting your rugs from moths or a free estimate, give us a call at 928-445-1718, visit our website at, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). (01-26-17)

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