White Slimy Creature on Kitchen Floor May be an Underdeveloped Slug

A reader from the UK found a white, slimy-looking creature on her kitchen floor. The creature is inconsistent in shape, its body having a round, thicker middle and then thinning out to a tip on one end, and into a more circular shape on the other, which seems to be curled into the body. The latter end also has a black circle with a white middle, and seems to have some discoloration. Continue reading [...]

Getting A Worm Infestation Abroad and How To Deal With It

A woman wrote to us about getting infested with horsehair worms while visiting Costa Rica, and wanted advice on how to permanently rid herself of them. Continue reading [...]

Clear Worm On Mattress Sticker May Be a Flea Larva

One of our readers sent in this photo of a translucent worm found beside her bed on her mattress sticker. She hopes to identify the creature, which appears to be transparent in color, with a body segmented into separate bulbous parts and a blackish-brown inside, as well as two cerci at its tail. Continue reading [...]

Outrageous Infestation of Small Brown Worms Are Millipedes!

A reader concerned about an "outrageous infestation" of small brown worms outside her home sent in this image below of a small worm with a triangular tipped tail and a brown, ridged body. Continue reading [...]

Brown Worms Found Around Home Might Be Earthworms

We think the worms our reader has discovered in her home are probably earthworms. If our reader is concerned about her son's health or worried that the worm she found in his bed came from him, then we recommend that she take him to the doctor immediately. Continue reading [...]

Reader Finds Flea Larvae in Bed

We are confident that the worm-like organisms our reader found in his bed are flea larvae. We recommend he take his pets to the vet ASAP and get started cleaning to eliminate these specimens! Continue reading [...]
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