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Worm found in Toilet Nothing to Worry About

A worried reader wrote to us about a creature that she found in her toilet. She describes it as being quite small, perhaps 2 cm (<1/10”) in length. She notes that it was moving around when she saw it. She asks if it is a drain fly larva, or perhaps a pin worm. She has included a picture, which shows that it is a very small creature, indeed. Continue reading [...]

“Worm” in Shower is Likely a Larva

We received a query from a reader who found a worm in his shower. He would like to know what it is, and if it is harmful. He has included a photograph to help us identify it. Continue reading [...]

Creatures in Drain are Drain Fly Larvae

Every once in a while, we get a picture from a reader that makes us say, “Oh my goodness! This is such a cute creature!”This is not one of these times. While the critters in the photographs below are interesting and a marvel of evolution, it’s a stretch to refer to them as cute. Instead, we’ll use the term “distinctive.” Continue reading [...]

“Worms” in Tasmanian Toilet are Drain Fly Larvae

A reader has written to us all the way from Tasmania, Australia. He would like some information about some worms that he found in his toilet. He says that they are all less than one-inch long, very skinny, and appear to be living quite happily in the toilet water. Continue reading [...]

Worm in Toilet Bowl Probably Drain Fly Larva

One of our readers found a specimen in her toilet bowl. We aren't 100% convinced that it is a drain fly larva, but we think it is a good match! Continue reading [...]

Worm Found in the Toilet is Likely Drain Fly Larva

We believe the specimen our discovered in his toilet is a drain fly larva. The best way to get rid of these larvae is to clean out the toilet to eliminate their breeding and feeding grounds! Continue reading [...]
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