A reader just sent us the some photos:
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He said has found 2-3 of these little critters in his bedroom. They continue to reappear, even after he has removed them. He wonders what they are.
Based off of the pictures he sent us, we have determined these to be millipedes. Millipedes are arthropods, not worms, but people often call them “worms” because they have similar movement and shape. Millipedes live in damp soil and eat decaying organic matter, like leaf litter. We do not know why millipedes appear in our readers home, specifically his bedroom. If he leaves his bedroom window open they might be entering through that. However, it doesn’t seem likely they would find any suitable food source inside.
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We suggest he clean his house, and check that the windows and doors are properly screened and/or sealed. This should prevent millipedes from sneaking into his home.
To sum up, a reader asked us to identify the small black “worms” that he has been finding in his bedroom. We believe these are millipedes.