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Cluster of Worms On Side of House are Moth Larvae

One of our readers discovered a cluster of creatures on the side of her home. We believe these specimens are inchworms. They are harmless and shouldn't be a source of worry! Continue reading [...]

Are Worms in Water Bucket Mosquito Larvae?

Today we will respond to one of our readers in Florida. She wrote to us about some interesting creatures she noticed in her animals' water bucket that she thinks might be mosquito larvae. She wrote, "I've never seen this before, the worms have made mucus-looking huts/tunnels all over the bottom of the bucket. The worms look pink when they get bigger and brown when they are smaller. When they are calm they swim in slow S-shape motions, but when they are disturbed they jerk around. They were hiding in their tunnels until I dumped the bucket." Along with this detailed message, our reader included two photographs. The first shows a bunch of gold particles in the bottom of the bucket:We aren't sure if the gold areas are the worm-like organisms or the tunnels/huts our reader mentioned. We Continue reading [...]

Are Mysterious Larvae Southwestern Corn Borers?

One of our readers found some black-spotted larvae in her home. These specimens look just like southwestern corn borers, but since these aren't typically household pests, we aren't completely convinced that this is what our reader is dealing with. We recommend our reader thoroughly clean the areas where these specimens were found. Continue reading [...]

Squirming Worms Might Be Palm Flower Moth Larvae

A reader found several worm-like organisms in his studio apartment in Arizona. We believe he is dealing with palm flower moth larvae. Continue reading [...]

Worms Hanging From Light Shade Probably Inchworms

One of our readers discovered tiny brown worms hanging from the light shade in his bedroom. We are confident that these are inchworms. They are not dangerous, harmful, or considered to be household pests so we don't think our reader needs to worry about the presence of these creatures. Continue reading [...]

Dark Brown Worm Invades Terrarium

We received a short message from a reader who found a mysterious worm in the terrarium she built. A terrarium is a collection of small plants growing in a transparent, sealed container. She is curious about what the specimen is, and if it will harm her plants. Continue reading [...]
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