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 Wool Moth & Rugs

Nothing sparks fear in the heart of rug and textile lovers more than wool moths. Wool moths are stealthy; they seek out dark, undisturbed areas to lay eggs, and when those eggs hatch the larvae have voraciously apatite for protein fibers like wool, cashmere, alpaca, and other protein fibers.  

 

Prevention is critical; once wool moths have a foothold in your home, they can be hard to control. 

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How Did Wool Moths Get In My Rugs? 

There is a variety of ways months get to your rug and home. Moths can enter your home from an open door or window. Or moths can hitch a ride on a rug or textile or furniture you bring into your home Trojan horse style. 

Often moths are introduced in the form of microscopic eggs impossible to see with the naked eye. The moth eggs are laid on textiles; wait for the opportune time to hatch and feed on your wool rug.

 

Storage facilities are a common source of a moth infestation and act like a moth superhighway. Moths easily travel from unit to unit seeking instinctively to seek out wool in dark areas. A heated storage facility is a perfect place for wool moths to find food and find unwrapped exposed wool rugs and clothing.