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Posted in Carpet Beetle Larvae Worms Facts Worms Found in the House

Segmented, Orange-Brown Creature Found On Mattress is a Carpet Beetle Larva

“I found this on my mattress when I woke up” says this reader about the segmented, orange-brown creature in the photograph below. “I’m not sure what it is? Maybe you know?” asks our reader in her submission.

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Posted in Caterpillars Garden Worms Worms Generally

Hundreds of Small, Black Worms Flocking This Man’s Driveway May Be Intermediate Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillars

In the “middle of winter” this reader finds “short, small, black worms by the hundreds in [his] driveway […] trying to get into the house.” He states that no one seems to know what these segmented, black larvae-looking critters are, and he hopes that the picture he has attached helps.

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Posted in Parasite Worms Worms Generally Worms in Humans

Man Worries the Spots on His Body May Be Caused by Something Under His Skin

“Can it get on or in a man’s blood and skin? Because I have […] different spots on my body.” asks this man in his one-line query. No photos or more context accompany his question, but we will do our best to help our reader with his issue.

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Posted in Hook Worms Parasite Worms Worms in Humans

This Woman Wonders Where She, Her Dog and her Family Can Receive Medical Attention for Potential Hookworms

“Where can I get help?” is the first thing this woman writes in her submission, posing the question that many face when they are concerned about parasite-related health concerns. This reader in particular is concerned about a “hookworm” that “came out of [her] dog” which has spread to her and her family members.

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Posted in Caterpillars Garden Worms Worms Generally

Pale Yellow Critter with Big Eyespot Found Near Catalpa Tree is a Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

“I found this little guy in my front yard and can not find out what he is”, states this reader in Anza, California. “I have a big beautiful Catalpa tree that I think he may have fell out of”, she says of the pale yellow caterpillar-like organism pictured below.

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Posted in Earthworms Segmented Worms Annelida Worms Found in the House

Earthworm Found Crawling Up the Wall of This Daughter’s Bedroom

“What type of worm does this look like?” asks this woman in Texas, whose daughter found a three-inch long, red-brown worm crawling up her bedroom wall. Our reader claims she could not find anything on our website or “elsewhere on the internet that really looks like this.”

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Posted in Composting Worms Earthworms Red Worms

Red-striped Worm Found in Toilet is a Red Wiggler

“What kind of worm is this in my toilet?” asks this reader, who sends this photo from Greece. The worm in question appears to be red in color, is striped, and is long but thin.

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Posted in Parasite Worms Pinworm Worms in Humans

Man Worries His Gut is Full of Pinworms; What Medical Help is Available to Him

“Can a person’s gut be so full of, like, pinworms […] that they come out of the skin and nose and start biting the skin on the outside?” asks this reader in his submission. He seems concerned about his eating habits and the symptoms he has been experiencing.

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White, Hair-like Fibers Found All Over Body Causes Concern for This Reader in Northwest Washington

“I have been struggling with these white, lightweight, hair-like worms in my hair and all over my body,” says this reader located in Northwest Washington, “out in the rural farm lands near the Canadian border.” Although our reader does not ask any specific questions in her submission, we will provide some resources she can consult if she worries for her health as a result of these worms.

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Posted in Caterpillars Garden Worms Worms Generally

Dark Green/Gray Worms Found in Pool Could be Either Cutworms, Armyworms or Sawfly Larvae

“Finding these worms in the pool — wondering how/what to treat to get rid of them”, states this reader in her submission. She asks about these dark green/gray worm-like organisms pictured below.

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Inchworm-like Critters Found in Dahlia Flowers are Budworms

“Can you help me identify these critters?” asks this reader about the pink and purple worm-like organisms pictured below. “They move like inchworms and vary from about 0.5-1-inch when I’ve seen them.”

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Posted in Centipedes and Millipedes Worms Facts Worms Generally

Yellow Worm-like Creature with Antennae and Many Legs is a House Centipede

“It was wriggling like a worm and didn’t have legs”, states this reader in “Rural England” concerning the creature pictured below. He adds that it was less than an inch in length and that it was found in his house.

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Small White Organisms Found on Pants in Yard Could be Anything from Clothes Moth Larvae to Something More Serious

“What are these white things getting on my pants out in my yard?” asks this reader in her submission. “They are going in my skin.”

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Posted in Centipedes and Millipedes Interesting Bugs Worms Generally

Black Worm-like Creature Found Dead and Dried Up is a Millipede

“I found this under my bed when moving it. It was dried up and about 1-2 inches long”, states this reader about the blackish-brown organism pictured below. “Can you let me know what type of worm this is, if it is one?”

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Dark-colored Worm with Stinger and Feelers is Likely a Centipede

“When I tried to decapitate it with my thumbnail, it appeared to curl like a scorpion and a tiny stinger appeared on the tail!” exclaims this reader in his submission regarding an organism of a “dark color” he found. “What could it be?”

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Posted in Parasite Worms Worms Generally Worms in Humans

Translucent Organisms with Serrated Tails Plague Family for Three Years

“These things have been plaguing my family for 3 years plus” says this reader in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who worries about the “mostly translucent” organisms which “have completely brought down [her family’s] quality of living.” Our reader states that she “needs answers”, and has thus come to us.

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Posted in Gross Worms Worms Facts Worms Generally

Little Worms Found in Standing Water Under Ice Cream Machine Pose Questions of Health and Safety

“Little bitty worms no bigger than a piece of rice was flying everywhere”, reports this reader about the organisms she found at work. “I’m wondering if they may have caused me to get sick.”

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Posted in Flatworm Hammerhead Worm Interesting Worms

Woman Wishes to Evict the Hammerhead Flatworms Roaming Her Patio and Rock Garden

“I observed hammerhead flatworms on our patio and in our rock garden yesterday in Nolensville, TN”, states this reader in her submission to us. She asks that we give her some tips as to how to “evict them”.

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Posted in Caterpillars Garden Worms Inch Worms

Tiny Black Worm-like Creatures with Bulbous Heads are Inchworms

“What are these?” is all this reader asks about the small, black worm-like organisms pictured below. They appear to have bulbous black heads and prolegs, and are very minuscule in size.

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Posted in Caterpillars Worms Facts Worms Generally

Orange-ish Worm Found on Hat May Be a Noctuin Moth Caterpillar

“I found a teeny tiny orange-ish worm with two brown dots”, states this reader in her submission. “What is it and should I be worried?”