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Worm in Toilet is Black Soldier Fly Larva (BSFL)

A reader reached out to us about a black soldier fly larva she found in her toilet. We don't know if the larva came from her own body or was already in the toilet, but we recommend she go to the doctor if she is worried about her health and clean her toilet. Continue reading [...]

Are Black Soldier Fly Larvae Dangerous?

A reader reached out to us about an infestation of BSFL in his bedroom. We don't know exactly why these composting organisms are living in our reader's room, but we don't think he needs to panic. Instead, he can focus his energy on cleaning and sealing off the tiny, bug-sized entryways to his home. Continue reading [...]

Reader Needs Alternative Food Source For Leopard Gecko Colony

A reader reached out to us about food source options for his colony of leopard geckos. We have provided some information on the ideal diet for these lizards, and we see no problem with him introducing black soldier fly larvae as the main food source for his leopard geckos. Continue reading [...]

Worms Near Dead Rat are Black Soldier Fly Larvae

A reader noticed two brown "blobs" on her floor near a dead rat. We are confident that these organisms are black soldier fly larvae. Continue reading [...]

Worm in Question is Black Soldier Fly Larva

One of our readers discovered a segmented black creature. We believe this is a black soldier fly larvae, or BSFL for short. Continue reading [...]

Want to Get Rid of Them? Just Make Them Uncomfortable.

We received a rather brief inquiry from a reader, with no accompanying picture. The question is: “How do you get rid of them in your home or yard?”Amazingly enough we can answer this question even though we don’t know what critter she’s asking about. In almost every case, our advice to people seeking to remove creepy-crawly-critters is going to include these two steps:Physically remove said critters from the area where you do not want them Make that area in hospitable to that creature (often by removing the critters’ food source)Generally, it really is that simple. If our reader doesn’t want to see so many earthworms, then she can try to provide better drainage in her yard so they won’t want to come to the surface if it rains. If she sees too many carpet beetle Continue reading [...]
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