All posts by Worm Researcher Anton

Red & Brown Bug on Comforter is a Carpet Beetle Larva

This reader wonders if the creature she found wandering on her white comforter is a carpet beetle larva. The creature in question appears to be a brownish-red color, with stripes and a long tail that spans the length of its body. Continue reading [...]

Uncertainties as to the Identity of these Thread-Making Larvae

"Tiny worm-like creatures" were found hanging "by a thread of some sort" in this man's home in Dubai. The creatures in question appear to be minuscule in size (as seen in the photograph below) and transparent, with a bulbous black head. Continue reading [...]

Brown Worms Appear From Mulch Surrounding House

Worms have been appearing from this woman's mulch, or so she has been told, and she wonders how she can be rid of them. The worms in question are small in comparison to the mat in the photograph and are brown in color. More detail than that is difficult to discern given how far away the photo was taken. Continue reading [...]

White Larvae Falling From the Ceiling May Be Root Weevil Larvae

A property manager was contacted about "maggots falling from the ceiling" by the residents in an old building in Southern California, and in turn contacted us about receiving an identification of these "maggots". He states that he was brought to us by an old article about root weevil larvae, but doubts that that is what these worms are. Continue reading [...]

Worm Infestation of the Skin in Australia; What to do in This Situation

A woman contacted us asking if we could identify the type of worms that have been living in her skin. Our reader resides in Victoria, Australia and wonders if she has more than one thing living in her house. She also states that she has, in fact, been to see a doctor, who looked at her "stupid". Continue reading [...]

Larva and Eggs of Various Colors Found All Over Pennsylvania Home

A woman in Pennsylvania has been finding "larvae or pupae" in large amounts in her kitchen, bathroom and living room. Our reader reports that to the naked eye, they appear to be "nothing", but once she zooms in on them, one can make out the details that make her "sick". Continue reading [...]
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