Worm Found in Cupboard Might be Carpet Beetle Larva

We think the specimen our reader discovered in her cabinet is a carpet beetle larva. Getting rid of carpet beetle larvae depends solely on cleaning! Continue reading [...]

Could Worms In Chinchilla’s Bowl Be Carpet Beetle Larvae?

We believe our reader has discovered carpet beetle larvae in her chinchilla's food bowl. Although they can be annoying houseguests, carpet beetle larvae are not considered to be harmful or dangerous towards humans or pets. Continue reading [...]

Worms On Old Trailer Window Probably Moth Larvae

Today we responded to a reader who found tons of tiny white worm-like organisms in her trailer on two occasions in one week. We are confident these specimens are actually moth larvae! Continue reading [...]

“Soft-Shelled Prehistoric Crustacean” Likely A Sowbug

We believe the segmented creatures our reader found are sowbugs, which are land-living crustaceans. Fun fact: they are more closely related to shrimp than insects! Continue reading [...]

Both Case Bearing Clothes Moth Larva and Carpet Beetle Larva Found on Bed

One of our readers discovered two specimens on her bed: case bearing clothes moth larvae and carpet beetle larvae. Both of these larvae are considered to be household pests, so it is important that our reader begin cleaning to get rid of them ASAP to keep the damage to a minimum. Continue reading [...]

Tiny Translucent Worm Found on Moss Plant

Today we responded to a reader who found a tiny, translucent worm near her moss plant. We believe this creature is a nematode, which is a roundworm! While there are parasitic nematodes, and even some that infect humans, we believe the one our reader has discovered is harmless. Continue reading [...]
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