When buying new carpet

More than likely when you’re considering the purchase of a new carpet for your home or office interior it will be from a manufacturer such as Mohawk Carpet or Shaw Carpet. And most likely your new carpet flooring will be manufactured from man made materials. These man made fibers are not susceptible to moth infestation as floor coverings made from natural materials such as wool and silk. The following information will only apply to carpets and rugs crafted from either all natural fibers or a combination of natural materials and man made fibers.

The Following is a list of information concerning moths and carpeting:

• When you realize you have an infestation, get your rugs professionally cleaned.
• As well as your wool carpet, make sure all of your wool items are cleaned and made “moth free.”
• It is the worm-like moth larva that “devours” your carpets.

One of the keys to NEW CARPET AND MOTH CONTROL is to keep your house clean! As well as your carpet, moths can subsist on things ranging from dust to pet ‘accidents.

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Ways to keep your home clean, and thus minimize the chance of having wool-eating moths, includes but is not limited to:
• Clean air/heating ducts before you use them.
• Clean all wool items BEFORE packing them away.
• If your rug is partially covered by furniture, remove it and make sure you clean the ENTIRE carpet.
• Thoroughly vacuum baseboards.

Obviously you are going to want to repel moths as much as you can, and there are several ways to accomplish that.
For NEW CARPET AND MOTH CONTROL, there are several items that serve well to repel them. These include:
• Moth Balls
• Cedar
• Essential Oils – Lavender, Camphor, Rosemary, Thyme, and Mint to name a few.

There are times that many owners opt to store their wool rugs for a period of time – especially if they are “area rugs.” When that occurs, there are several things you should keep in mind, but that are not limited to:
• They should NEVER be laid directly on a concrete floor.
• They should NEVER be stood on their ends.
• They should NEVER have things piled on them.
• The best storage method is to have them suspended from the ceiling, making an “invasion” by moths or rodents much more difficult for them to accomplish.

As you can see, NEW CARPET AND MOTH CONTROL is something you may very well want to give serious thought to – if, in fact, you have a wool carpet. To learn more about this you will want to contact Chris Brown of BRANDI CARPET at 602-475-0931 or and he and his staff will provide you with all the pertinent information you will need regarding this issue!!
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