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The Parasite-Infected Peoples of the Gulf Coast and How Medical Communities Can Engage Them

A previous reader of ours from Crystal Springs Florida, who wrote in about what he guessed was scabies, has contacted us again with a very interesting question. He asks, "how can we get the medical community to re-engage the parasitic population that is beginning to steadily increase, specifically around the gulf coast?" Continue reading [...]

Bristly, Black and Brown Larvae in Bassinet are Carpet Beetle Larvae

Worms were found by this reader in her infant's bassinet, and she wonders what they could be. The worms appear to have segmented bodies, with long bristles extending from the entirety of their bodies. One of them is black in color, and the other brown. Continue reading [...]

Bristled, Striped Creature May be Disfigured Carpet Beetle Larva, or Something Else Entirely

"Is it dangerous?" asks our reader, who sent in these photographs of a creature he found in his house which he is unable to identify. He wants to know if the presence of the creature will bring any harm, and how he may get rid of it. Continue reading [...]

Long, Dark and Striped Worm in Toilet is a Pheretima Earthworm

A black and white-striped worm of considerable length was found by this reader in his toilet in the morning. After finding our website, which "seem(s) to be an authority on worms!" (thank you very much), he hopes we can tell him if the worm is anything to worry about. Continue reading [...]

Woman Plagued with Parasites for Two Years Expels String-like Worms Through Throat

"I have been ill for two years" says this reader, who started noticing worms in her faeces in December 2019. Since then, she has started expelling "little red/brown" things as well as worms through her throat, and she asks that we help identify the worms for her. Continue reading [...]

Three Clusters of Tiny Gray Larvae on Ceiling are Baby Fall Armyworms

After being gone for three days, this reader came back to his home to find "three groups of these critters" on his family room ceiling. The critters in question appear to be a dark gray color, with bulbous, glossy black heads and segmented, bristly bodies. Continue reading [...]
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