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Transparent, White Worms Found in the Soil of Pea Plants are Pea Moth Caterpillars

"The 'very tiny and almost transparent white' worm that was in the lady's soil is also in my soil" says this reader in her query concerning the worms she has found in her pea plants. "Are those small worms harmful to my plants or do they help the plants?" she asks. Continue reading [...]

Brown, Stick-like Worm Found on Deck is a Stick Caterpillar

"I found this thing on my back deck on some rugs I took out to shake," says this reader about the long, brown object in the photograph below. Our reader says that "it had split at the darker end" but that it is "tubular at the other end." Continue reading [...]

What is Sufficient for Cleaning a Drain Properly and Controlling Bathroom Pest Populations?

"If I do have moth larvae and you say to keep drains clean and of course dry, is cleanser adequate or do we need something super duper?" asks this reader in her query about "transparent worms" she has been finding in the kitchen and bathrooms. The creature in the photograph appears to be minuscule in size, a green/gray color, and has two rows of spots going down its back. Continue reading [...]

Black Worms with White Hair May Be Oak Processionary Moth Caterpillars or Hickory Tussock Caterpillars

"I found these things hanging from the ceiling," says our reader about the creature in this photograph. This worm-like critter appears to have a "fluffy", black body and is minuscule in size. Continue reading [...]

Strange, Green Caterpillar Found Near Garden is a Cutworm

"When I first saw it, I thought it was a small, skinny pinecone," says this reader in Saskatchewan, Canada about the "weird caterpillar/grub" she found near her garden. The grub in question is a dark green color and has a body with clear segmentation. Continue reading [...]

Polka-dotted Pink Worm with Large Eye Spot is a Pandora Sphinx Moth Caterpillar

"I have never seen anything like it before," says this reader of the worm-like creature she found in her kitchen one morning. The creature appears to have a segmented body, pink in color with small black dots, and has what appears to be a large, black and yellow eye spot at one end of its body. Continue reading [...]
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