How Can I Prevent Moth Damage to My Stored Rugs?

September 29th, 2021 in Tips and tricks
How Can I Prevent Moth Damage to My Stored Rugs

Many of our clients are hesitant to put their rugs into our storage facility. This concern often stems from a fear of a moth infestation. Moths are a nuisance for carpet owners. They actively seek out the wool and silk fibers in rugs and lay their larvae deep within them. When these moth larvae hatch, they eat the wool and silk for nutrients, which will tear up the rug.

While this sounds like an unavoidable problem, the truth is, there are effective ways to prevent moth infestations. For instance, a storage unit provides robust protection from insects and elements. And when you pair a storage locker with these three tips, rugs will remain safe and in pristine condition.

Tip One: Thoroughly Clean the Rug Before Placing it in Storage

Rugs often have food, liquid, and other substances trapped within their fibers. These stains attract all sorts of insects and will ruin the quality of the rug. Before placing a rug in storage, it should be vacuumed and washed.

Tip Two: Use Pest Control Methods

Rugs that are stored for long periods give moths ample time to find them. Therefore, it is important to protect them. You can do this by spraying rugs with scents such as cedar or peppermint every few months. These scents act as natural repellents for moths and will limit infestation.

Tip Three: Pick a Professional Storage Facility

The best way to prevent moths from infesting a carpet is to place it in a professional storage facility. Yaletown Storage, for instance, is well equipped to deal with moth infestations. Our mini storage facilities are clean, secure, and inside a renovated heritage building.

When it comes to storing a rug safely, Yaletown Storage is the best option. Our indoor storage units make it especially difficult for moths, insects, and pests to enter our facilities. Contact us today to get a quote on a storage locker.

Yaletown Mini Storage offers brightly lit, clean, affordable storage units in downtown Vancouver. Most units have 8-foot ceilings, and there are no access fees or limitations.

If you have any questions about this article or our downtown Vancouver storage units, contact us at (604) 603-5885.


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