Vacuum the entire face of the rug weekly if possible.
If the rug is too large to handle, flip the edges over, and vacuum at least one to two feet in along the borders on the back side of the rug.
The corresponding areas on the pad and floor should also be vacuumed.
Any place the vacuum cannot reach, such as areas of the rug under furniture, or a rug hung on the wall, can be sprayed with a household, non-staining insecticide made for the purpose.
Be aware that moth balls, flakes, or crystals are ineffective in moth control for rugs. These materials act only as a minor repellent to moths.
BE CAREFUL IN CHOOSING AND APPLYING ANY INSECTICIDE.
Choose a product designed for the intended use and follow directions for application, storage, and disposal carefully.
Oriental Rug Moth Infestation
If your wool oriental rug is infested with moths, it is very important that your rug is removed from it’s current setting and washed professionally right away. It will be very likely that your rug will have moth damage.
We recommend that you seek a professional rug cleaning company and not just any “carpet cleaner.”
This is important for many reasons but most importantly because your moth damaged rug might be too fragile for cleaning. We recommend that damaged rugs must first be repaired and then cleaned to eliminate the risk of more damage.
2. Professionally Washed
3. Moth-proofed to avoid future problems.