Genuine hand-knotted Oriental and Persian rugs are extra durable and can last a full life time and more, provided you know how to take care of them.
Let us look at the Moth issues.
What causes severe damage is when the female moth lay their eggs (many), which hatch into larvae and consume silk fibers, wool, feather, and fur. Their ideal environment where they thrive in is anywhere warm, dark and quiet. The parts of the rug that receive the less foot traffic and are less vacuumed is a moth paradise. How to know if your rug is being infested by moths? You will notice sand-like debris along with a cobweb-like veil in the damaged area.
Now, to be able to identify the presence of moths, here are some signs to help you.
Basics to prevent moth damage
Vacuum your rug every other week. The back side of the rug should also be vacuumed several times a year.
If you cannot handle the rug because of its size, flip its ends over and vacuum at least a couple of feet in along the borders of its back side (remember to do the same with the floor and pad, as well).
Keep the A/C on, a hot humid room attracts moths quickly.
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