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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? 

Wool moths are frustrating and undesirable in your home and can cost thousands of dollars in damage to rugs and other textiles. Wool moths are attracted to natural protein fibers such as wool, silk, and cashmere, alpaca, and they lay their eggs in areas where these fibers are found. 

If you have wool rugs or other woolen items, wool moths may find a way into your home through an open window or door. They may also have been brought into your home through infested second-hand rugs or antique carpets from storage.


Once the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the fibers of your rugs, causing damage and leaving behind unsightly holes. Professional rug cleaning combined with moth treatment is a good idea when introducing vintage or antique rugs to your home. 


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