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What is Mysterious Orange Bug?

One of our readers recently wrote to us, "I found a creature in the room that I share with my sister. It is an orange bug with brown slits through its body. It doesn't have any hairs and there is no touch of red coloring on the worm. What is this bug?" Continue reading [...]
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Caterpillars That Darken in Color and Form Webs

A reader wrote to us about some moth larvae that are living in her new home. Although we weren't able to identify the specimens, we don't think these creatures are harmful, and we believe she should be able to get rid of them by cleaning. Continue reading [...]

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 [...]

Tiny Brown Worm Found in Toothbrush Bristles

A reader discovered a small brown larva on her toothbrush. We think it could be a black soldier fly larva. If our reader did eat one of these, we think she can just count it as some extra protein and not worry about how it will affect her health. Continue reading [...]

Bugs in Backseat of Car are Carpet Beetle Larvae

One of our readers discovered carpet beetle larvae in the backseat of her car. We recommend she thoroughly clean out her car in order to tackle a potential carpet beetle larvae infestation! Continue reading [...]

Common Worms in Toilets That Aren’t Parasitic

A reader asked us if the organism he found in his toilet came from his body or if it was already living in the toilet. Since there wasn't a photo or a description, we can't answer our reader's question. However, we have described three common specimens that are found in toilets, and our reader might be dealing with one of them Continue reading [...]
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