Moth Prevention of Wool Carpets
We asked Allexperts.com [http://www.allexperts.com/] how to
prevent moth damage to wool carpets. Here is the gist of their reply.
The moths that damage wool rugs are small and hardly
noticeable. They are the same moths that raid food in the pantry and wool
clothes in the closet. They do their damage in the larval stage when they eat
tracks in wool rugs. In rugs with wool foundations they often eat right through
the rug, leaving behind a web-like material. Moths can cause devastating damage
to a rug in a matter of weeks. Here is some comforting news, though: moths
rarely infest rugs and carpets that are in regular use. They prefer to be
undisturbed, and they seek out rugs that are stored or are under furniture.
They also appear to prefer dark places. So a rug that is walked on and vacuumed
or swept is hardly at risk at all, except parts of it that may be under a
never-disturbed bookcase or bed.