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‘Do Palm Flower Caterpillars Eat Clothes?’ Asks Reader from Arizona

Three palm flower caterpillars were recently found in a bedroom in this reader's house in Scottsdale, Arizona. Before that, our reader's son spotted a "'very large' moth," and our reader asks if these caterpillars will get into her clothes. Continue reading [...]

Bug Spray Will Not Be Necessary To Get Rid of this Armyworm Cluster

"What is this and how do I get rid of it?" asks this reader, who has seemingly found a large cluster of worm-like organisms. The creatures are small and gray, with bulbous black heads, and our reader asks if she needs to spray the creatures with bug spray. Continue reading [...]

Pinkish “Bugs” Found Around Arizona Apartment are Palm Flower Caterpillars

A reader in Tucson, Arizona asks "what bug is this?" after finding a few interesting creatures outside his door. The creatures in question appear to be a worm-like creature of sorts that is a "pinkish color", "as well as a yellow and yellowish brown color", according to our reader. Continue reading [...]

Mysterious Gray Larvae on Bed May Be Cutworms

Two worms of a matte gray appearance have been discovered in the bed of this reader, who wonders what type of worms they are and if she needs to change her mattress. As she has a baby, she states that she is being "extra careful", and hopes that she does not have to worry about them. Continue reading [...]

Two Species of Whitish Worms Found in Bedroom are Clothes Moth Larvae and Possibly Flea Larvae

What seems like two different worms have been turning up consistently for over a month in the bedroom of this reader in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she wonders if we can help identify them for her. From the pictures provided and the descriptions given by our reader, we know that one worm is an off-white color and around 1/5-inches in length, and the other is completely translucent in color and 3/4-inches. Continue reading [...]

Mass Infestation of Various Moth Species Plague Woman’s Home

A woman recently contacted us about a moth infestation she has been experiencing over the past couple of months, and she asks for our help in identifying and dealing with the problem. She has herself identified the moths as pantry moths (Indianmeal moths) "because they have a stripe across their body", but is now wondering whether or not they could be drain moths. Continue reading [...]
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