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Moth Damage – Edinburgh City Centre

Have you got a wool carpet in your home?

You probably love the look and feel of it and that’s why you have it, but it’s not only you that loves wool, the Case Bearing Clothes Moth and the Common Clothes Moth both do too.

Moths in the home are often associated with damaging clothes but they can be a real problem where there are wool carpets and many homes in Edinburgh City have succumbed to damage from them. It’s actually the moth larvae that eats the fibres and these then hatch into the moth. However, it’s not just wool that they like, it is in fact any natural fibre that can be found in your home.

EdinburghClean.co.uk recently worked in a home in Edinburgh where the carpet was damaged. As the lighter image shows, the moth larvae had eaten the carpet pile down to the base, and there were obvious bald patches as a result. Although not initially obvious from the picture, the carpet had a number of moths in it. They can be difficult to see because they assume the colour of the fabric that they are eating and so are camouflaged.

EdinburghClean.co.uk not only provides a carpet cleaning service, but we are also equipped to treat issues such as moth damage. We have treatments that will kill the moth life cycle. The darker image shows the area post treatment and highlights the damage, along with the necessity to have the problem dealt with promptly! It’s also important to act swiftly to limit any further damage.

If you have a problem with moths, you need to employ companies like EdinburghClean.co.uk who are qualified to deal with these kind of issues. We encounter a number of carpet moth enquiries from clients who have already had other carpet cleaning companies visit and fail to deal with the issue correctly. This can be a costly mistake. You will not have the same experience with EdinburghClean.co.uk. We have a proven track record of dealing with Moths effectively.

For more information about moths, the damage they can do and how we treat them, please visit our “Frequently Asked Questions” on Moth Treatments

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