Moth retarding is used to discourage the infestation of moths and insects that to eat or damage carpet fibers. While moth retarding is beneficial, it won’t last forever and may need to be reapplied. Therefore, we remind you that rugs, particularly those in storage*, should be checked every few months for any signs of insect presence regardless of treatment. In cases where moths have been present or moth damage is evident it’s important that rugs be checked even more frequently.
* Rugs in storage should be kept in a stable, dry location. Rugs should NOT be wrapped in plastic. Wrapping in plastic can cause excess moisture to form and may promote mildew damage. Rugs should be vacuumed and checked once every six months, at least, to help protect them from unseen insect or rodent damage. For our customers who may be incurring a move, temporary relocation or other unusual circumstance, we offer short-term storage at our facility. For customer self-storage, we offer special wrapping and moth retarding services.