Good quality rugs can last for hundreds of years! But moths and other bugs can eat holes in your rugs very quickly and create massive damage. Sometimes this damage can’t be repaired. Luckily, there are warning signs that you may have bugs in your rugs.
Firstly, you can look on the underside of your rug for signs of moth larvae which look like sticky lint or spiderwebs. Next, you can check the corners and top of the rug for bare spots where the wool appears to have been eaten away. Look closely as these can be small. If your rug has a cotton foundation, the moths will eat the wool and reveal the cotton foundation of the rug. If the rug is totally made of wool, the bugs will eat right through the rug.
If you notice any of these tell-tale signs of bug damage, bring your rug in for cleaning as soon as possible. If there is an active infestation where you can see bugs on the rug, the bugs will need to be terminated by a specialist before they are brought in for cleaning.