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Pile of Worms Could Be Powderpost Beetle Larvae

One of our readers might be dealing with powderpost beetles and their larvae in her home. We recommend she begin by locating the wood that they are inhabiting, and then start the process of saying goodbye to the pests. Continue reading [...]

Worm Discovered Near Bags of Rice Could be a Grub

One of our readers discovered a large grub near a bag of basmati rice. We think the specimen bears some resemblance to a rice weevil grub, but we aren't sure that this is a match because of its large size. Continue reading [...]

Tiny White Worms Coming From Wood Floor

A reader wrote to us because her wooden floor was covered in small, white larvae. We think these larvae are either woodworms or maggots. Continue reading [...]

Wood Boring Organism Probably Beetle Larva

One of our readers asked us about larvae that could be damaging her wood furniture and sent us three great pictures. We are confident that she is dealing with wood boring beetle larvae. Continue reading [...]

Grub Discovered in Bag of Mulch

A reader found a White Grub, or scarab beetle larva, in a bag of mulch. We aren't sure which species of beetle this larvae will mature into. ? Continue reading [...]

Worm Found in Bed Actually Harmless Larva or ‘Grub’

A female reader wrote to use having found a critter in her bed. Typically, when we get a letter about a creature in someone’s bed, it turns out to be a carpet beetle larva. So, imagine our surprise when this one wasn’t. Continue reading [...]
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