Wool Moth & Rugs

Wool moth prevention is key; once wool moths have a foothold in your home, they can be hard to control. Wool moth damage can cause small localized damage or destroy entire rugs costing thousands of dollars in damage. Moths seek out protein fiber-based textiles rugs, wool clothing, and even feather items. 

 Wool moths are stealthy, hide in the dark, undisturbed areas. 

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How Did Wool Moths Get In My Rugs? 

There is a variety of ways months get to your rug. 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 moth infestation, acting like a moth superhighway. Moths instinctively seek dark areas, so a heated storage facility is a perfect place for moths to call home.