All posts by Worm Researcher Dori

Carpet Beetle Larvae Chew Their Way Through Home

We believe the organisms chewing through our reader's home are carpet beetle larvae. For more cleaning tips for getting rid of these specimens, our reader can check one of our various articles on carpet beetle larvae. Continue reading [...]

Tiny Worm on Bed is a Carpet Beetle Larva

The small brown worm our reader found on her bed is a carpet beetle larva. Unfortunately, these organisms can be really annoying and destructive, but luckily our reader only found a single larva, so she should be able to start cleaning in time to prevent an infestation. Continue reading [...]

About the Fall Armyworm (or Fall Army Worm) and Beet Armyworm (Beet Army Worm) Infestation

The "wanted dead or alive" outlaws of the worm world are currently two caterpillars that are causing some serious issues around the world. The Fall Armyworm has eaten its way through Africa and is now spreading through Asia, destroying maize crops and leaving farmers in economic distress. The Beet Armyworm population is predicted to spike in England, causing similar issues for onion and scallion crop farmers there. Continue reading [...]

Adorable Yet Dangerous…Introducing the Asp Caterpillar

We have written articles about caterpillars that look like sticksĀ and caterpillars that look like snakes. We have identified caterpillars that are marked with beautiful colors and intricate patterns and caterpillars that are covered in crystals. This article will be about a caterpillar that resembles a hairpiece! Continue reading [...]

Thin Red Worms in Shower Could be Bloodworms

We believe the small red worms our reader noticed in his shower are bloodworms. Although these larvae aren't known to carry or transmit human diseases, we still think he should act fast to get rid of them! Continue reading [...]
earthworm in toilet

Brown Worm in Toilet Probably an Earthworm

We believe the brown worm our reader found in his toilet is an earthworm. Earthworms aren't known to carry or transmit any human diseases, so they are generally considered to be harmless! Continue reading [...]
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