Moth Repellent Rug Protection in Bellingham & Mount Vernon

A durable, well-maintained, woven wool rug can last for more than a century. Too often, these heirlooms arrive at cleaning facilities with unsightly moth damage. These intricate textiles woven to last for decades can be severely damaged by an insect in a matter of weeks or months.

Steam Sweepers Rug Cleaning will apply moth-repellent rug protection for rugs vulnerable to moth damage in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Stanwood, Oak Harbor, and other cities within our Northwestern Washington service area. Typically, two distinct types of indigenous moths are especially dangerous to your fine textiles: the Webbing Moth and the Casemaking Moth.

In both cases, the larvae cause the damage. The adults typically lay up to 150 eggs and depart, leaving the larvae to feed on your Persian or silk rug as they grow. The larva’s feeding cycle can last up to 30 months. In a matter of weeks, the infestation can cause rug damage the size of a dinner plate! Call us today at 360-762-3020 for a free estimate from one of our rug moth repellent experts. You can also click here to schedule services online.

For moth prevention, consider the following preventive steps:

  • Rotate wool rugs by 180 degrees at least once a year.
  • Vacuum rugs regularly, front and back, especially under furniture and in dark places.
  • Have rugs professionally cleaned every 1 to 3 years
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The Webbing Moth

The Webbing Moth

This bug at maturity is a yellowish beige and just less than a half inch in size.

The Casemaking Moth

The Casemaking Moth

Again, about a half inch in size or less, more brownish in color and shaped like a fighter jet.

Moth Larvae

Our Range of Rug Protection Services

At Steam Sweepers Rug Cleaning, we know the value and beauty of rugs. Our comprehensive rug moth protection and repellent options safeguard your rugs from the perils of pests. That and more protection include:

  • Moth Repellent: Penetrates rug fibers and backing during the rinse process.
  • Rug Protector & Stain Repellent: Repels liquids and prevents them from penetrating rug fibers.
  • Rug Treatments: Our experts will carefully assess your rug's needs and apply the appropriate cleaning or protection treatments.
Case Making Moth Life Cycle

Let Us Prevent Moth Damage to Your Rugs in Bellingham & Mount Vernon

When you notice a moth infestation impacting your area rug, don't delay; contact Steam Sweepers for rug moth protection services in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Stanwood, Oak Harbor, and other cities throughout our Washington service area. Call us today at 360-762-3020 for a free estimate about rug protection services, including the application of a moth repellent for your rug. You can also click here to book an appointment online.

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Stanwood, WA

Roger had an emergency situation where his antique Persian rugs were effected by water damage due to a flood. Our team quick drove down to Stanwood the same day in order to extract and dry the rugs before any more damage could be done. After immersio...

Bellingham, WA

Bill was a first time customer with a unique and story-filled rug collection. We had the privilege of washing 10 of his rugs! Not only did we wash each rug with our specialized cold-water immersion technique, but we also carefully prepared the rugs f...

Friday Harbor, WA

Avery Came in with some heavily soiled rugs that cleaned up great!

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Blaine, WA

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The staff was kind and courteous, and the hand-tied rug I brought in was cleaned carefully. Very pleased. Will return with more business.

Blaine, WA

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So glad that I found Steam Sweepers in Bellingham, WA. I brought in a beloved Turkish wool rug that had been stored in my shed for years and was showing signs of mold and dry rot. In less than a week I picked up the rug which smelled great and looked...

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I am always delighted with my rugs after cleaning at Steam Sweepers! Thanks so much for taking good care of my rugs. They are precious mementos of life abroad and Steam Sweepers does such a wonderful job of cleaning them well, adding moth protecti...

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We make area rug cleaning easy for you. Whether you own a large Persian rug, a hand-knotted Chinese rug, a department store rug or maybe a house full of smaller woven rugs such as Karastan’s, we would be happy to schedule a pick-up. We service our hometown of Bellingham & Mount Vernon, all cities and townships in Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties. We meet our customers from San Jaun Islands in Anacortes. Also, a limited reach into Snohomish County, Stanwood. If your home is on the I-5 corridor between Blaine and Smokey Point our pick-up services can make rug cleaning easy for you.