All posts by Worm Researcher Dori

Black Worm On Asphalt Is A Slug

We are confident that the black worm-like organism our reader discovered is a slug. We think it could potentially be a black slug or a black velvet leatherleaf slug! Continue reading [...]

Worms Under Leather Settee Are Carpet Beetle Larvae

A reader reached out to us after discovering what she thought might be carpet beetle larvae under her leather settee. We have confirmed her suspicions and provided some steps for getting rid of carpet beetle larvae. Continue reading [...]

Worm Under Dog Bed Is Probably Moth Larva

Our reader found a worm-like organism under his dog's bed that we think is either a pantry moth larva or a palm flower moth larva. Between these two options, we believe it is more likely that he is dealing with a pantry moth larva. Continue reading [...]

“Worm” on Rug is Carpet Beetle Larva, Not Wasp

One of our readers found a carpet beetle larva in her daughter's room and asked if there was an easy way to get rid of these creatures. Getting rid of carpet beetle larvae requires a lot of cleaning and dedication, but we believe our reader can conquer this task! Continue reading [...]

How Long Can Earthworms Live Underwater?

A reader asked us how long earthworms can live underwater. There isn't a clear-cut answer to this question because it depends on the oxygen level of the water and the worms, but in general earthworms can be expected to live for about 2 weeks submerged underwater before they drown. Continue reading [...]

Is Reader Dealing With Carpet Beetle Larvae Infestation?

We believe that one of our readers is dealing with a carpet beetle larvae infestation. Although these larvae aren't dangerous, they can be quite annoying to get rid of since eliminating them requires intense dedication to a daily cleaning regime. Continue reading [...]
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