Hole in my rug!

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  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I moved a chair and found a 1 1/2 inch hole in my rug!! The rug is wool and not even a year old. I called the place I bought it at, but then I realized that it was moths!!!!!

    Any tips or advice?
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Put the chair back over the hole?


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    Sorry, I had to say it.

    Seriously though, There's a product to sprinkle on the rug to kill moths, but can't remember what it's called. We used it at the store years ago when we sold antique Persian wool rugs. I remember you sprinkled it from the can, waited overnight, then vacuum it up.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Really? I hope you remember the name. Is it Boric acid?

    Thanks for the chuckle!!! Humor is always welcome!
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

  5. NYboy

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    How big is the hole?
     
  6. seminolewind

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    The hole is about 1 1/2 inches round. I ordered traps. I vacuumed like crazy yesterday, and learned that they need stuff like hair and crumbs and urine (?) to survive. I sprayed the hole with Home Defense, which kills anything that walks on it. When I vacuumed last night, my rug shed so much that it clogged the hose.

    This is all complicated by the fact that I can't spray bug spray because it gives my dog siezures. So I can only spot spray the rug.
     
  8. they'reHISchickens

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    Maybe use DE? Diatomaceous Earth? It sure won't hurt anything.
     
  9. seminolewind

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    That DE might be worth a try. Glad you mentioned it.
     

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