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Moth Damage


Moths are commonly found all over the UK. One or two that fly in through an open window may not seem a problem, but in fact they could be. Moths themselves will not damage your carpet, but there larvae will. A single moth can lay several hundred eggs, and these eggs are laid within the fibres. Young larvae will feast on your carpet and causing moth damage everywhere.

The good news is they don’t eat and leave holes on all types of carpet, mainly just the natural fibre ones such as Wool. Its the protein in the natural fibre that they like the taste of. But if you have a man made synthetic carpet you may think you are safe but skin, hair and other debris can collect so you could still have a problem. 

Moth Treatment

The most effective moth treatment for carpets is to professionally clean them as soon as you can and hopefully before they start to eat away. The goal of moth treatment is to remove the larvae from the fibres through an extraction process. If larvae have started already feasting on the carpet, care will need to be taken to avoid increasing this damage further. 

Preventing Moths from settling to start with

Vacuuming on a regular basis will prevent moths from moving in, but its under furniture, in corners and anywhere which does not get disturbed often. So look out for holes, loose fibres and keep the carpet vacuumed and dust free.

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