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Pink Worms with Brown Tails in Palm Plant are Millipedes

Pink worms with brown tails were recently discovered in this reader's palm plants which she bought from IKEA. Our reader wishes to know what these worms are and if we can help her figure out what to do about them. Continue reading [...]

Soft-Bodied Worm-like Creature in Kosovo is a Centipede

What is described as a "soft-bodied worm-like creature" has recently been found by one of our readers based in Kosovo. He hopes that we can help identify this creature, which appears to have a long, but thin body, dozens of legs sprouting from the sides of its body, two antennae on its head, and a red-to-brown gradient along its body. Continue reading [...]

Garden Worms You Want to Stick Around

Worms are typically thought of as the bane of a gardener's existence. They chew through the leaves and stems of the very plants they spend time cultivating and nurturing and end up killing them, making it very frustrating for gardeners who are trying to get a good crop harvest going. However, there are certain garden worms that people do welcome, both for purposes of benefiting the miniature ecosystems they are building in their backyard and for the roles they play in superstition and folklore. Continue reading [...]

Should We Let Centipedes Live in Our Homes?

Centipedes are often at the forefront of people's bug-related phobias, next to spiders. However, the common house centipede can prove to be beneficial to keep inside one's home, and this article will address the question of whether or not we should allow this to happen. Continue reading [...]

Red Worm with Hooks Found Near Dog

A red, legless worm was found on the tile where this reader's neighbor's dog was sitting outside. According to our reader in South Africa, the worms are 2-4cm long, and have two "hooks" coming from their heads. Continue reading [...]

A Short Guide to Dangerous Worms

Many a dangerous worm exists in this world, many of which are overestimated, but just as many of which are severely underestimated. This article will outline some of the worms that you may encounter that pose some level of threat toward yourself and others. For the sake of organizing the content of this article, we will split this up into three categories, namely parasites, venomous worms and marine worms (many of which you will never have to actually worry about). Continue reading [...]
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