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Parasites or Harmless Larvae? These Small White Worms Invade this Man’s Home

A man found small white worms in every piece of wood in his house and hopes that we can help identify what they are. The image sent in below is difficult to make sense of; there appears to be a smear of white in the center against the green background (which we assume is supposed to be the worm) as well as rings of white surrounding it on all sides. Continue reading [...]

Concerned Father Wonders if His Daughter has Parasites

After giving his five year old daughter a dose of albendazole (anti-worm medication), this reader from India wrote to us about the worms he discovered after his daughter used the toilet. The worms were found "wriggling around" inside the toilet together with his daughter's stool, and appear to be, as described by our reader, "smooth and dark in color." Continue reading [...]

Clear Worm Crawling on Man a Flea Larva, or Something Else?

A reader of ours contacted us about finding a little worm crawling on him after coming inside with dogs. He asks that we help him identify this worm, which appears to be clear, with a black inside. Continue reading [...]

Unidentified Worms Burrow into Snorkeler’s Skin in Crystal River, FL

A reader contacted us after finding tiny worms burrowing into her skin when snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River, Florida. When exiting the water in a shallow area called Jurassic Springs, she found one worm on top of her hand, and another on top of her foot. Naturally, this scared her, and she asks for our help in identifying the worms. Continue reading [...]

Worms Living Underneath Bathroom Tiles are Earthworms

Recently, a concerned man reached out to us after finding a dozen worms in his bathroom. He believes they are living under and in between the bathroom floor tiles and hopes that we can identify the worms. Continue reading [...]

Tan & Yellow-Striped Bug in NYC Apartment is a Carpet Beetle Larva

A woman recently contacted us with the following image of a bug she estimates to be about 1/4-inch or smaller. She found this creature on her couch, and from the picture we can see it is brown and tan striped in color, with a darker brown head at one of its ends. Continue reading [...]
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