As Oriental Rug Cleaning Orlando professionals, it is probably not hard to guess how much we love rugs. All kinds of rugs, Oriental, Persian, Indian. Dhurrie, Tufted, Handwoven. Even synthetic rugs. Yes, that’s right, even synthetics! So, it is terribly unfortunate when a beautiful natural fiber rug is damaged. Improper storage, misuse and lack of proper care are all common ways for rugs to occur damage. There is another form of damage that con plague a natural fiber rug, that being from bugs. Yep, bugs like to eat certain natural fibers, especially wool.
We have had our fair share of services involving rugs that have some bug damage on them. Most of the time that we come across bug damaged rugs, they are rugs that are coming from storage. When a rug sits in storage, whether it is in your garage or a storage unit, it gives a couple different types of bugs an open invitation to feast. The moth damage actually comes from the larvae, not the adult moths. Another insect that is known for destroying rugs would be the Carpet Beetle. These pesky insects actually eat the natural fibers that the rugs are made of. Once the fibers have been eaten, that’s it! Your rug will be destroyed and will never be it’s natural self again. The best way to combat this problem is to be preventative. These problems typically only occur in rugs that are in storage, your normal every day used rugs usually do not have these problems. So, make sure you store your rugs properly!