Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Moth proofing wool
Check the Web at www.RugMates.com/MothProofing.html and search there for moth repelling chemicals. Naphthalene is the main chemical in moth balls and is listed as a carcinogen by the U.S. government. You may want to seek out a more environmentally friendly deterrent. The moth larvae do the damage, not the fully developed moth. Moths choose to lay their eggs in undisturbed places away from harmful sunlight. A wool carpet in use in a lighted ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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