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Thin, Clear Worm-like Organisms Infest This Reader’s Clothing in Oklahoma

“I really hope you can help us” pleads this reader in Oklahoma, who is concerned about the “long, very thin, clear worm things” she has been finding in her clothes. “I don’t think that they are parasitic, but they are seriously horrible.”

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White Worms with Brown Heads Infesting Angora Couch are Casemaking Clothes Moth Larvae

“I’m really freaked out. Please help!” exclaims our reader in her submission concerning the larvae and casings she recently found in her sofa. “The worms are white with a tiny bit of brown on the end.”

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Yellowish-Brown Worms Found On Bed Next to Cat

“A couple of worms” have been found on a bunk bed where this reader’s cat was laying, and she wonders if we can tell her what they are. Our reader’s son discovered the worms, which are approximately 4mm (1/5-inch) in length, “slightly yellowish/brown” but “a little darker at both ends”, have legs and appear to be segmented.

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Horsehair Worms and Casemaking Clothes Moth Larvae Discovered Among Various Organisms by Concerned Woman

What seems to be a variety of organisms of various appearances have been found by this reader, who sent us screenshots she took from a video showcasing the organisms moving. The first pictures displays what looks to be a collection of brown and/or tan pieces of matter, the second showcasing the worm that “looks like a piece of hair but isn’t”, and the third shows the “fuzzy” “sack” that is taken through the lens of a microscope.

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Clear-White “Worm-looking Thing” in Bedroom is a Clothes Moth Larva

One of our readers recently sent in a picture of a “worm-looking thing” they have been finding on their bed at “random occasions”. Upon zooming in on the photograph our reader sent in, the worm in question appears to be a clear-white color, with a dark spot on one end of its body, which we assume to be its head, and a slightly darker inside.

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Hoard of Tiny Worms on Woman’s Cardigan are Clothes Moth Larvae

Troves of little worms were found on this woman’s bed, and from perusing our website, she guesses that they may be moth larvae. The worms in question were specifically found on a white cardigan on her bed that had been left out to dry on our reader’s washing line, and appear to be tiny in size and black in color, though it difficult to tell as the picture and video are taken from afar.

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Larva Found on Blanket is a Webbing Clothes Moth Larva

A reader recently found a larva on a blanket in her closet. She described it as being tan in color, with a black head, and no stripes.

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Fat White Worms on Fabric are Webbing Clothes Moth Larvae

A reader recently sent in this image of a cluster of worms she found on her bed. In the words of our reader, the worms appear to be short, fat and white.

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Discovering Case Bearing Larvae and Carpet Beetle Larvae Together

We have explained why case bearing moth larvae and carpet beetle larvae are sometimes found together or near each other. Neither of these creatures is actually harmful, but they can be destructive and are therefore both considered to be pests.

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Both Case Bearing Clothes Moth Larva and Carpet Beetle Larva Found on Bed

One of our readers discovered two specimens on her bed: case bearing clothes moth larvae and carpet beetle larvae. Both of these larvae are considered to be household pests, so it is important that our reader begin cleaning to get rid of them ASAP to keep the damage to a minimum.

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Worm in Bathtub Likely Case Bearing Moth Larva

A reader recently sent us a photo and asked us “What is this thing?” She found it moving around in her bathtub and would like to get rid of it as soon as possible.

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“Funny Worm” is Case Bearing Moth Larvae

One of our readers discovered a case bearing moth larva in his home. These larvae use secreted silk and small particles to build a case to live in until they pupate into moths.