The insects don’t create the holes in merely the rugs, but it makes the holes in the clothes as well that you have placed in the cupboard. As you know that the tiny holes are present in the rugs and when any insect enters into those holes, so it creates more holes by eating the fabric. Various insects are harmful to the carpets, such as moths, cockroaches, crickets, and beetles.
If the Large Area Rugs have been placed in every room of your home, the insects can harm the rugs if the rugs have not been cleaned correctly. The cleanliness is essential to enhance the carpets' life and protect the mats from such insects that wear and tear the rugs.
The insects have been discussed briefly, through which you will become aware regarding it, and then you will find them easily on the rugs. Read the below points carefully.
Presence of Beetle on the Carpet
There are three types of beetles you can find on the carpet, but the distinct color of the beetles reflects that which beetles occurred on your carpet.
- Variegated Beetles
These beetles are ⅛ inch long. The colors of these beetles are black, brown, white, and yellow. The shape of this insect is oval.
- Black Beetles
The black body and the brown legs reflect the black beetles. The color of their larvae is golden, dark brown, and yellow.
- Common Beetles
These are found in black, red, orange, and white colors. The color of their larvae is reddish-brown. They have fine hair.
Through the shape, color, and size of the Beatles, you will quickly recognize the presence of the Beatles on your rugs. You will also find the larvae of these insects, and then you can easily apply the protective measures.
The female beetles also lay their eggs on the carpet in closed places. If there is a crack in the furniture, carpet, and floor, so it lays their white eggs in it. The eggs take 15 days to crack, and the newborn baby beetle comes out. Suppose the weather is warmer, so less than 15 days will be taken to break the eggs. The four generations are produced within a year that is more than the black beetles. The black beetles have made the one generation within a year.
These insects are not adults, but the larvae eat the natural fiber of the rugs, such as mohair, feathers, fur, and wool. These insects crawl around all the carpet. You can find these insects on the mats and other interior things such as closets, air ducts, etc.
If you have seen the insects in the hard shells. The colors of the moth are the same as the color of the rugs. For instance, the living room Rugs are present in the living room, and its color is red, green, and blue, so the moths that occur on the rug are also of similar colors. Their body is flat, and the size of the moth is ½ inch long. It cuts all the holes of the fabric. The moths have a present on the flannel, soiled fabrics, wool, fur, and hair. The adult moth is small in size, and you can see it rarely.
The presence of the cockroaches is serious because it throws the pest from their mouth that carries the asthma disease, and it also creates stains in the clothes. The cockroaches damage the clothes by reducing their life. If the food and drink have spilled on the floor and it will not wash, the cockroach will be present and leave its stains on the clothes. It cuts the fibers and weakens them through which the wear and tear of the clothes will occur soon.
Cricket are those insects that don’t eat holes in the carpets, but they find stains in the clothes and rugs. They found the colors of the food and beverages and then started to eat this. You can see the thread cuts that the cricket has done. After washing the fabric, the holes appear in front of the person that fabric has eaten by the cricket. The cricket excrements have also created stains, so you should rewash the clothes.
The silverfish has no wings. Its size is ¼ to ½ inch long. It has five legs. The full color of its body is silver. You can find the silverfish in the cool areas where the average temperature is around 70 F. They are close to food and eat at night. When it eats so, it cuts the fibers, and then you dance to see the holes in the fabric. They like to eat food stains, natural fibers that are cotton, rayon, and silk.
They are similar to the silverfish. The length of the firebrat is ¼ to ½ inch. The skin of the firebrat is silver and in a brownish silver color. They have no wings. Their bodies are like carrots. It has five legs. They are primarily found in the warm places of 90 F temperature. They are active at night. That’s why they feed at night. They like to eat linen, cotton, and rayon fabric. They are attracted to the stains of the food and drinks. If any sweet thing spilled on the rug so the lovely colors would occur on it. They love to eat precious stain fabric.
Termites are primarily attracted to the clothes with stains of the food, drink, and body soil. The holes are created when they start to eat the stained fabric. That’s why it damages the material. It doesn’t matter that the fabric is of the clothes that you wear or rugs. It will hurt both.
If you have placed the Zeigler Rugs in the bedroom so evaluate them properly. When you have found the insects, spray the chemicals that harm the insects and keep the rugs safe from the insects.