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Clear Worms with Dark Entrails Found Under Bed are Flea Larvae

“I found these worms in my room (mostly under my bed)”, states this reader about the segmented, black creature in the photo below. She is wondering if they are “flea larvae”, as her “cat recently started treatment for them”, and she hopes we can help.

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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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Fat, Black Larva on Bed is a Bot Fly (Botfly) Larva

A fat, black “worm/larvae-looking thing” was found on this woman’s bed in Yorkshire, UK. Near this one-inch worm, our reader discovered a small amount of dried red liquid, which our reader speculates could be blood.

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Tiny Clear Worm on Hand is a Flea Larva

A reader located in Indiana recently reached out to us about a worm found on her hand. After killing the first of its kind, an identical worm was found a few hours later. The worm appears minuscule in size and transparent in color, with a black inside.

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Posted in Cat Worms Caterpillars

Worm Discovered in Cat’s Vomit

A reader sent us a photo and asked, “What are these creatures?” She explained that she found them in her cat’s vomit and she suspects they are caterpillars.

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Raw Sunflower Seeds As a Cure for Worms in Cats?

One of our readers asked us about using sunflower seeds as a home remedy for treating her cats with worms. Since we aren’t medical professionals, we can’t give advice on this matter. We recommend that she bring her cats in to be treated by a vet at a free pet clinic.

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Are Reappearing Worms and Reader’s Cat Related?

One of our readers found some little worms in her bed and wanted to know if the worms might be around because of her cat. We can’t guarantee anything without a photograph, but we think our reader might be dealing with flea larvae.

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Flea Larvae Discovered on Cat Bed

A reader found small black organisms on a bed where his cat sleeps. We are confident that these creatures are flea larvae.

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Worm on Mattress Probably Flea Larva

We believe a reader discovered flea larvae in his bed. In order to get rid of fleas, our reader will need to do some thorough cleaning and get his pet treated!

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What is Worm on Cat’s Head?

A reader sent us a photograph of a brown insect she noticed on her cat’s head. While the specimen has some resemblance to a carpet beetle larva, we believe the creature is probably a flea.

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Are “White Pieces” Fleas?

One of our readers wrote to us about “white pieces” that could be flea eggs. We encourage him to take his pets to the vet.

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Are Wolf Worms Contagious?

To summarize, a reader asked us if wolf worms in cats are contagious to humans. While we are confident that it is very unlikely in North America.

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Posted in Cat Worms Worms Found in the House

Tiny Brown Larvae on Couch

One of our readers found very small brown worms in her home. She said they were on her couch, among some dirt that was sprinkled around.

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Posted in Cat Worms Tapeworm

Cat Flea Larvae or Tapeworm?

One of our readers asked us about cat flea larvae in bowel movements. We think what she described sounds more like a tapeworm than flea larvae. We encourage her to see a medical professional as soon as possible.

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Dark Worms on Cat

A reader found some tiny dark specimens on her cat and bed. We weren’t able to figure out what they were from the photo, but we have a hunch they could be fleas. We recommend our reader take her cat to the vet if she is concerned!

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Posted in Cat Worms Flatworm

Worm Found Near Feral Cat is a Flatworm

A reader asked us to identify a worm she discovered in her feral cat’s territory. We believe the worm is a terrestrial flatworm and that it is not harmful to her or her cat. However, if she is worried about the cat’s well-being she should take it to visit the vet.

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White Worm Found in Dirt

A reader asked us whether a white worm she found in her garden was a parasite or if it was normal. We believe it is some sort of insect larva, but we can’t rule out it being a parasite because we are not veterinary professionals.

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Posted in Cat Worms Tapeworm

Cat Might Have a Tapeworm

We just heard from a reader who has some questions about their cat. They have found tiny white worms coming from their cat on the bed and the couch. They are concerned about their cat, and would like to know what these worms are and how to handle the situation.

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Carpet Beetle Larva Found in Cat’s Bowl

A reader just sent us a photo of a tiny worm-like organism she found in her cat’s water bowl. She wants to know if it came from her cat or the pipes.

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Worms or Larvae in Cat Food Dish

Via the All About Worms Facebook page, we received a message from a reader who found about 15 to 20 “worms” in her cat’s food dish. These “worms” are almost certainly insect larvae, so we’ll go ahead and refer to the larvae in the cat food from here on out. In addition to the cat food dish, the larvae were found in the bag of cat food, and in fact this is probably their point of origin, as various types of larvae will infest bags of pet food. The reader also indicated that one of her cats threw up the other night, but it isn’t clear if this is connected to the pet food larvae. No specific questions were asked, but the reader indicated “any info will be tremendously helpful,” so we’ll offer what we can and hope that it helps.