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“Worms” near Catfood are Likely Carpet Beetle Larvae

We received a plea from a reader who has been having problems with teeny tiny worms hanging out near her cat’s dry cat food. Though she is not necessarily seeing them in the food, they definitely seem to congregate there. She also notes, interestingly, that they excrete a grey, dust-like substance. Continue reading [...]

Carpet Beetle Larva Causes Skin Irritation

A reader asked us about some bug bites that she discovered on her grandson's arm. She sent us a photograph of a potential source, and we identified it as a carpet beetle larva. Carpet beetle larva do not bite, but they do have hairs that can cause skin irritation. Continue reading [...]

Toddler Finds a Centipede

One of our readers recently informed us that her toddler found a worm-like organism in their living room. She sent along a photograph and requested that we make an identification if possible Continue reading [...]

“Worms” Found in Ice Machine Might be Drain Fly Larvae

A reader encountered some small, black worm-like organisms in her ice machine at work. We believe these are drain fly larva, but we don't know how they ended up there! Continue reading [...]

Small White Worms in or Under Clothes

One of our readers emailed us about finding little white worms under her clean clothing. She said that they did not shed any skin and she had not noticed if they had eaten any of the clothing yet. She did not include a picture so it is difficult for us to make a conclusive identification of these worms, however there is a possibility that these are tiny moth larvae or clothes moths. Continue reading [...]

Arrogant Worms

The Arrogant Worms is a comedy/singing trio that hails from Kingston, Ontario. Established in 1991, the Arrogant Worms trio consists of Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson, and Trevor Strong. Mike McCormick plays guitar and sings, Patterson plays bass and sings, and Trevor sings.The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe, performing sketches and songs live on campus radio. Since then, the Arrogant Worms have produced 12 albums, selling more than 150,000 copies. In addition, the Arrogant Worms have toured around the world, playing on three continents to sold out crowds – some totaling more than 100,000 people.The Arrogant Worms have been recognized by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association as the “Touring Act of the Year (2003) and they have performed at major sporting events, festivals Continue reading [...]