How do you inhibit Moths eating Rugs?

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  1. T Monahan
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    I don't know if there is anything that you can leave safely on a rug to deter moths but to kill the larva, we use pyrethins in a fine oil. Bag the rug for 3 days then vacuum the dead larva and casings and clean.
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    I remember "Dusty" talking about bagging, freezing rugs to a certain temperature, then let it sit out for a week , then place it back in the freezer to kill the rest of them... Basically you'd be simulating Winter, Spring, Winter.... That'd be for customers who didn't want "Chemicals/pesticides" on their rugs...

    It does nothing to inhibit moths eating the rug... Just vacuuming frequently and don't have low hanging furniture unless your vacuuming under that also....
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    The freezing/thaw/freeze again concept is to break the eggs and do the kill of the creature inside. This was not the question really.

    What do you use to inhibit moths from landing and laying eggs that hatch and produce wool eating worms? What inhibits this?
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    Looked at these rugs back in August. ..they sure would like to know.
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    Moth traps in the home. If you can arrange to be away, have the house bombed twice a year.
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    The new products make the wool "bitter", unappealing for the moth to eat.
    At least, that is the claim. Supposedly non-toxic. Some say that it also somehow interferes with the egg, larvae, moth cycle. Every time you wash the rug it has to be reapplied.

    No doubt a small company in Ann arbor MI, is in the market offering something.
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    I think you mean the wool, who cares if the moth gets eaten.
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    Thanks Ron. Corrected.
    I like my moth well done. :winky:
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    I use Repel from MasterBlend.......But it seems like there's an ulterior motive here....
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    No agenda for personally selling anything. Centrum Force does not blend anything and brand it as such.

    When customers ask to inhibit Moth activity, my small operation in Ann Arbor offers this:

    http://masterblend.net/knowledge-base/repel-wool-fiber-protector

    The thread was started because I was wondering what others are doing for a deterrent.

    Magnesium hexafluorosilicate apparently affects the little creatures coming out of the cocoon with their big appetites. They die of starvation because their food source (protein/wool) is polluted and tastes bad.
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    That is a nice product to have. A couple of years ago I treated and cleaned aprox 50 assorted rugs for moth larva infestation. Many of the rugs needed extensive repairs and reweaving. The whole house was infested. The owner had one area in the bsmt cleaned and treated, just so he could store the rugs without them being reinfested. Sounds like this product will prevent the larva from eating the wool and backing. How long have you been using this?
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    I have been using the product since I met Aaron Groseclose many years ago. One jar lasts a long, long time for us.

    At least Aaron disclosed what was in it and was careful to say what you couldn't say about it. Thus the name, Repel.

    Note: Some purest would not like to leave something like that sprayed on the rug. Even some customers don't like the idea of it on their rugs.
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    I agree but especially in some of the older mansions that I get rugs from, they have the potential to harbor a decent population of moths despite attempts to keep them under control. Just too many food sources I these large older homes. I think even my rug collector customer would appreciate having that option. It also makes a good upsell as long as it works.

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