IDENTIFY MOTH DAMAGE ON RUGS

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Joanne’s Chem-Dry of NJ provides rug cleaning in Toms River and all of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Continue reading for tips to identify moth damage on rugs or click here to learn more about our services:

DOES YOUR RUG HAVE MOTH DAMAGE?

In the short video above, we answer the question, “How can you tell if you have moths or bugs damaging your rugs?” Good quality rugs can last for hundreds of years but moths and other pests can literally eat holes inside your rugs very quickly and create massive damage, and sometimes this damage can’t be repaired.

Let’s talk about the warning signs. There are two things to look for that will to let you know if you have a problem with bugs in your rugs.

First, look on the underside of the rug for signs of moth waiver. They look like sticky lint or spider webs on the backside of the rug.

Next, look for areas where the wool pile has been eaten away leaving bare spots or little digging in the wool and these can small. If your rug has a cotton foundation, bugs will eat the wool pile and will leave the cotton foundation alone, leaving bright white areas visible in your rug.

If your rug is all wool, the bugs will eat holes all the way through the rug. If you spot either of these tell-tale signs, you’ve got a problem, and you need to bring your rugs in for a thorough washing right away.

If you have an active infestation where you literally have bugs crawling all over your rugs, these bugs must be killed by a pest control specialist before bringing them in for cleaning and treatment. And you should probably have the pest control company check the rest of your home as well.

If you have any questions about your rugs or if you think you might have a problem with bugs in your rugs, call (732) 244-8080 and we’ll be happy to help you out. And please let us know if you like this video.

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