While spotting a single adult moth flying around your home might be a common thing for most homeowners, dealing with an entire army of adult moths, larvae and cocoons is no joking matter. In fact, dealing with wool or carpet moths means almost always looking at damaged carpets, rugs, upholstery and clothing. If you’ve paid a small fortune on your Oriental carpet inside your living room, or your designer clothes all have small holes in them, it’s time to call in the heavy artillery.
Here at Oriental Area Rug Cleaning, we specialize in all types of Oriental carpet services, including cleaning, maintenance, repair, restoration or dying. Since moths are the number one enemy of Oriental rugs made of wool, cotton or silk, we know just how to tackle this issue and limit its potentially devastating effects. In order to do this, we need to act fast and nip the problem in the bud. This is where you come in: the more attention you pay to the state of your carpets, especially if they haven’t been in use in a long time, the better. Look for any signs of moth infestation and get in touch with us as soon as you come across them. We will take over and help you live in a moth-free home in no time.
There are more than 12,000 species of moths in the US at the moment. Only very few species are harmful. While carpet moth and moths in general do not pose any big health risks for humans or pets, they are capable of seriously damaging the state and design of carpets, clothes, drapes, curtains or upholstered furniture pieces. Fur, cotton and leather could all be savagely ruined by moths. If you’ve noticed even the smallest trace of destruction, get in touch with us right now and prevent greater damage from happening. It only takes a few weeks for moths to cause severe damage to your carpets. The sooner you act on the matter, the better.
If you have noticed any signs of common clothes moths, brown house moths or carpet moths, holes in your rugs or cloths and flying insects that resemble small butterflies, you are looking at a moth infestation. Keep in mind adult moths fly and they are 6 up to 8 mm in length, with no notable markings on their bodies or wings.
Dark-colored moths with three faint spots on them are most likely case-bearing variety and they are more interested in imported animal fabrics. They are responsible for causing holes in your clothing and carpets (think in terms of sheep or goat fur).
The brown house moth usually targets feathers, wool and leather. These moths are between 8 to 14 mm in their adult stage and they have three or four darker spots on.
Knowing how to differentiate between various species of moths will help you – and us – know exactly how to handle their thorough eradication. Remember it is also possible for moths to target pet hair, dead insects and even pollen carried inside the house through and open window in the spring or summer.
Spotting any larvae that resemble maggots (moth caterpillars) means your home has been infested and you need professional help.
While light infestations can be handled with specialized sprays and similar products, the nasty insects will tend to pop up every now and again, because of improper DIY eradication. If this is your case, we are here to help. We have the most reliable carpet technicians that specialize in pest control services. We can remove your infested carpets from your home, have them cleaned with safe and efficient products, restore and bring them back to you as soon as possible. The main difference between your DIY trials and our expert moth removal services is that we have the tools and knowledge to completely kill and remove all traces of moths from your carpets. We won’t be solely provide you with a temporary fix, which is often times the case for insect or moth sprays you can buy over the counter.
Our high standards, long years of experience in the field and hundreds of satisfied customers recommend us for the job. If you are dealing with a nasty moth infestation, do not hesitate to give us a call right now.
It’s not the carpets inside your homes that could fall victim to these pesky, natural fiber-eating insects. We welcome commercial customers as well to give us their business and let us help them remove any moths from their office spaces. We have the expertise, tools and people to do it.
Give us a call today and let us arrange a visit at your earliest convenience so you can continue to enjoy your beautiful, antique area rugs and carpets. We can fix, resize and add necessary fringes to already damaged carpets to bring them to their true form. Contact us today!