04 Apr Bald Patches On Carpets
Ever noticed a bald patch on your carpet? Are there areas of missing fibers or missing? Or noticed little bits of like shreds of wood or paper near the bald patches. Well, it’s not your carpet disintegrating! It’s actually an infestation of carpet moth/carpet beetle. Don’t worry, you are not a dirty person, far from it, and can it happen to well, anyone. If you need help cleaning and maintaining your carpet, carpet cleaning Birmingham is here to do the job call us!
Is it just carpets?
Well, it’s not just carpets, it can be clothes and curtains too and they are attracted to natural fibers i.e. Wool and silk. The moths/beetles have the ability to digest keratin protein in these natural fibers, so if you have a silk or pure wool carpet, or a wool rich carpet, then you certainly could become victim to them. They also like areas that hold some moisture within the natural fiber – even sweat and dirt (in clothes etc) as they feed off this too. But in carpets, they enjoy dark corners and spaces under units etc. The adults lay eggs in these areas and when the larvae hatch into adults themselves – this is when they leave behind their larvae casings on the carpet.
How Can You deal With Them?
If you have a case of moth/beetle infestation, then there is help at hand. By using a professional carpet cleaning company quickly, then it is not a major issue at all. First of all, a thorough vacuum of all areas will get rid of them, but also a good dose of a safe, natural agent can be used effectively to help eradicate them. Failing that then an insecticide can also be used, to guarantee that they will be eliminated altogether. You will obviously be wondering about what to do about the bald areas on the carpet, and this could be repaired so long as you have an off cut of the same carpet available – but only if it’s in similar condition in terms of wear and colour.
How Can You Prevent Them?
A good way to prevent them from setting up snuggly home in your carpet is to essentially employ the services of the biggest spider you can find – no I’m joking!! The best way of course is to vacuum regularly – not just the main areas, but in corners and under units where they have legs. It can be a pain, but using your crevice tool on your vacuum all around the edges will really keep them at bay.
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