Pheromone Insect Traps for Carpet Moths

Pheromone insect traps for carpet moths are the most effective, environmentally-friendly way of protecting your rugs against damaging moth infestations.

For years we recommended aerosol pesticides to control rug-eating moths. When we learned what aerosol pesticides to to our atmosphere we stopped using them. But for years afterwards we had a terrible time trying to stop moths from dining in the rug store.

Three years ago we tried a new approach — pheromone-bated insect traps especially designed for the moths that eat rugs. It became clear that we had solved a problem that bedevils Oriental rug businesses and anyone else who owns Oriental rugs or even wool sweaters. Last year Emmett and Natasha used them at home with excellent results.

As a customer service we now stock pheromone moth traps and if you have ever had problems with moths, we believe you should consider using them. They come in packs of ten and cost $99 per pack. One trap in each room with wool rugs or other vulnerable woolens should be enough. They can be placed in drawers, under or behind couches and cabinets or on shelves, especially in darkened areas that these moths prefer.

Unused traps may be used the following year if stored properly, bringing the cost for most people to less than $50 a year to prevent most damage to your Oriental rugs — without fouling the air with aerosol pesticides. We think that is very little to pay for year round, non-polluting protection.

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16 Comments

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    Pat Johnson-Sarasota June 23, 2009

    I’ve been using the traps for 4 years with good luck. If moths are present it’s best to find the rug that infested and put in direst sun for days. Brush out the trails and blow or vacuum. I have 2500 rugs so i have to stay on top of it. Moth balls are a waste of time-so is spraying insecticide-it’s only good for 30 days-the traps are the best defence-sex sells! (moth pheromones)

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    BJ Thomson July 7, 2010

    I have a large number of older oriental(mostly Chinese carpets.

    We were away for three months this winter and have had an infestation of carpet eating moths.

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    BJ Thomson July 7, 2010

    I have a number of rugs must I photograph them all. We have sprayed without good results. I will photograph all if necessary. I am 82 years old and the rugs are all being eaten. We have sent them to be cleaned and the rug cleaners say they use something to kill moths but it isn’t really working. Canyou help me?

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    Richard July 9, 2010

    BJ,
    What are you using to spray? Most insecticides are topical and will not get down to the base of the knot or the back of the carpet where the moth larva cause the most damage. If you can send me one picture of an eaten area it would be helpful.

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    Mary Murray Shelton March 30, 2011

    We would love to order these Pheromone Insect Traps for Carpet Moths as we have some beautiful rugs we want to protect, and already have seen a moth or two. I can’t find anywhere on your website to order these. Can you advise where to order them?

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    rich conner May 14, 2011

    Have been battling the web head moth for years,This sounds like a much healthier way in dealing with this problem
    Can you supply a source for these traps, Thanks Rich

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    pschatzberg@mindspring.com June 8, 2011

    I am interested in purchasing the pheromone insect traps for carpet moths. Can I order them on line?

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    maggie.westoby@talktalk.net June 11, 2011

    How can i purchase these Pheromone insect traps for carpets as i have pure wool fitted carpets. I would apprieciate you’re help and advice
    Many thanks
    Maggie

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    Klobo422@aol.com April 16, 2012

    Am interested in the pheramone kit to repell moths. send info please to above email address. Thank you,

    Karen

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    Denise July 23, 2012

    Hi I would be interested in getting these moth traps for my carpet, where are i get them? Will it get rid of the moths completely??
    Email: deehealy1@yahoo.com

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    jerseybet@aol.com May 9, 2013

    how can i purchase these moth traps you are talking about?

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    Elizabeth Baxley May 16, 2013

    Hello,
    I would like to buy the carpet moths traps for my mother. Will you please send information and let me know how to proceed. Thank you!

    Kind Regards,
    Elizabeth

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    mariapryshlak@gmail.com September 21, 2013

    Where can I get the pheromone insect traps

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    Gina December 13, 2013

    Can you please advise if you can purchase Pheromone Insect Traps in Melbourne Australia? My email address is ginaconnell@optusnet.com.au

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    Anonymous June 27, 2014

    Hello,
    I would like to buy the carpet moths traps for my mother. Will you please send information and let me know how to proceed. Thank you!

    Kind Regards,
    Audrey LOmbard
    a5lombard@comcast.net

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    Alison November 3, 2016

    I am having a issue with carpet moths also and would be interested in buying some of these traps. Where can i buy them? Thanks.