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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. Continue reading [...]

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. Continue reading [...]

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. Continue reading [...]

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. Continue reading [...]

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. Continue reading [...]

“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. Continue reading [...]
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