Reader With Morgellons Disease Seeks Comfort

Today we respond to a reader who has been diagnosed with Morgellons Disease, and has been finding worm-like organisms on his body. Continue reading [...]

Mysteriously Appearing Earthworms Due To Sewer Line Gap

One of our readers discovered earthworms in her sink. We agree with her that they are probably coming from the gap in her sewer system. Since she already had it fixed, we don't know what else she can do to stop worms from appearing. On the bright side, earthworms are harmless and truly benefit the environment! We wish our reader the best of luck! Continue reading [...]

Worms In Shower Are Unrelated to Cats

The organisms our reader found in his shower are drain fly larvae! Drain fly larvae breed and feed on the gunk that builds up inside a drain, so our reader will just need to clean it out in order to say goodbye to them. We are confident that these larvae don't have anything to do with his cats, but if he is worried about his pets we recommend that he have them checked by a vet, just to be sure. Continue reading [...]

What Is Worm on New Foam Mattress?

A reader found a worm on her brand new mattress. We think the creature is probably a pantry moth larva that was living in the box before it arrived at our reader's home. As long as it is just a single organism, we don't think she needs to worry so much about finding it. If she does find more of these larvae, she might want to reach out to the mattress company for a new mattress! Continue reading [...]

Worm Found on Bed is Carpet Beetle Larva

The small worm our reader found on her bed is a carpet beetle larva! Carpet beetle larvae are common household pests, and to get rid of them our reader will just need to do some thorough cleaning. Continue reading [...]

What Species is Green Caterpillar?

Today we responded to a reader who found a green caterpillar on a milkweed plant near San Antonio, Texas. We think this creature might either be the larva of the Giant Swallowtail or of the Astarte Prominent Moth. Continue reading [...]
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