Moth Damage III & Its Prevention


I could post pics of moth damage from nearly every piano I service – so ubiquitous is the problem now! (See other posts)

On this Yamaha C7 from the 1970s, the monsters had progressed from their usual starting place, the back-touch baize & underfelt, to continue feasting on the lever foot felts:

Moth Munching...

Moth Munch Crater…

The best recommended prevention is the placing of Rentokil Moth Repellent Strips (or equivalent) somewhere inside the piano, here shown on top of the plate (of a Grotrian-Steinweg concert grand):

Moth Repellent Strip

Moth Repellent Strip

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