“What are these worms?” asks this reader in Ponte Vedra, FL. “I continuously have these dried up worms on my front porch”, she says about the black, curled-up worms pictured below.
“Can you help me ID this worm?” asks this reader in his submission concerning the reddish brown creature pictured below. “I found it in the morning in my toilet before anyone had gone to the toilet.”
“What is this worm found in a stock tank in Oklahoma?” asks this reader about the white worms with brown stripes pictured below. The worms vary in size, with some smaller worms latching on to the bigger ones.
“Are these all different creatures or is this all pupae of one obscure jerk who has taken over my entire life as I knew it?” asks this reader about the plethora of photographed organisms below. Our reader does not include more context than this but asks that we “please help.”
“I was told I have head lice” says this reader, who sends in multifarious images of organisms, her hair and what appear to be wounds on her skin. Our reader asks us for help, and states that she has “no insurance.”
“What is this?” asks this reader concerning the white caterpillar with stripes/dots on its back pictured below. They state that they keep “finding these in the house” and ask that we “please help” them “eliminate” the creatures.
“I have one on my window sill but it’s about 1-inch long” is all this reader states in his query concerning the multiple worm-like creatures in the photo below. Due to the far away shot and poor resolution, it is difficult to make out the details on these creatures, but they appear to be red-brown in color.
“What is the best method to permanently eradicate these pests?” asks this reader in Central Ohio, who sends in pictures of these small, black-brown critters. These critters have supposedly taken over our reader’s “rarely used, finished basement” and he thanks us in advance for our help.
“What is this worm?!” asks this reader in the UK about the red-striped worm-like creature pictured below. “Hoping it’s not a harmful parasite.”
“What is this?” asks this reader about the white worm-like creatures with wide, flat heads pictured below. “I found them in a wood log.”
“What type of insect is this that is constantly appearing in my bathtub?” is all this reader asks in her submission. Her questions pertains to the brownish-gray creature with multiple legs and a white tip pictured below.
“I found this on my carpet”, states this reader in her submission, referring to the off-white larva-like critter with a brown head pictured below. “Can you identify it please?”
“Can you tell me what these are and where they are coming from?” asks this reader in South Georgia. “I had thousands of them last year”, she says of the small, dark brown worm-like organisms pictured below.
“This is the second one I have found in our mobile home”, states this reader in Belding, Michigan. She is referring to the minuscule, red worm-like organism pictured below, and wants to know how they are getting into her home.
“These are in our ceiling light”, states this reader about the semi-transparent, gray larvae-like creatures pictured below. “We recently had our home treated for wasps and rodents in the loft.”
“What is this?” asks this reader in Bedford, Virginia. His question pertains to the little black “caterpillar-like insect that seems to be invading [his] home each fall.”
Horsehair worms are one of the most common parasites found in nature, and also one of the most misunderstood. Between the myths that surround them, as well as the vast claims that many make about them, this article intends to clear up any of the misinformation about horsehair worms, particularly their relationship to humans.
“Please help me with any information you can provide me about the four small worm/maggot-looking things in my kitchen today”, states this reader in her submission. She is referring to creatures that look like this little, grub-like organism pictured below, who appears to have a plump, white, segmented body.
“Found this in my pool this morning”, states this reader concerning the yellow creature below. The organism in question has antennae, a brown head, and multiple legs running the length of its body.
“I have found four of these now on my kitchen countertop, near my kitchen sink”, reports this reader about the white creature with a brown head pictured below. “I’m totally freaked out by what these are and why they’re in my kitchen! Please help!”