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Hundreds of Miniature Worms Swarming Sink are Armyworms

“I had a large moth in my bathroom about a week ago”, writes Ed in his submission regarding the tiny, black, worm-like creature pictured below. “Two days ago I went into my bathroom and the sinks were covered with hundreds of miniature worms, that I would call inch worms from their methods of movement. I wiped up all of these with wet tissue and threw it into the toilet. Much to my surprise the next morning they were back again! Same for today! The sinks are used daily, so there is water in their traps. Where are these coming from and what are they? I’ve attached pictures with a sewing needle for determining scale.”

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Cluster of Gray Worm-like Creatures are Armyworms

“We just discovered this cluster on the wall toward the ceiling”, writes Hillary in her submission regarding the multitude of gray worm-like creatures pictured below. “Google tells me they might be Army Worms. Do you agree? If so, how do we get rid of them? We live in Maryland, if that’s helpful for the region. Thank you!” Right off the bat, we have to commend Hillary for her sleuthing: these are most likely armyworms. They could also be American ermine moth larvae – another species of moth that lays their eggs in such clusters. Though, if these were American ermine moth larvae, Hillary would have likely also spotted a cluster of translucent eggs next to the larvae, so for that reason, we would agree that these are armyworms.

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Horde of Dark Worm-like Creatures Invading House Could be Armyworms

“What are these worms invading my porch, garage and house?” asks this reader in her submission regarding the horde of darkly-colored worm-like creatures pictured below. “And how do I stop them? I have pets and need something that won’t harm them. Thank you.” Firstly, we cannot make out any of the details of the creatures’ physical characteristics, which makes it nearly impossible to identify them without sufficient context, and, other than knowing that these have invaded our reader’s home in great numbers, we do not know anything else about them.

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Gray Worm with Brown Head Found in Laundry Room is an Armyworm

“I found one of these in my laundry room and would like to know what it is”, is all this reader writes in his submission to us. The creature he is referring to is gray in color, with a large, brown head and a segmented, bristly body.

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15, Dark Green Caterpillars Found by Glass Door are Armyworms

“I have found over 15 of these caterpillar-looking things crawling along my carpet and baseboards,” states this reader in his submission. The organisms he is referring to appear to be a dark green color, with brown speckles on their patterned backs.

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Green Caterpillar Found Kitchen Counter is an Armyworm

“Just found this worm/caterpillar in my kitchen on the counter” writes this reader in Rochester, NY about the green creature below with a bulbous brown head. Our reader does not ask us any questions, but we assume she wishes to know what it is.

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Whitish Worms on Shower Curtain Could Be Clothes Moth Larvae or Fall Armyworms

“Last night I was getting in the shower and everything was going fine until I look up and there are dozens of tiny whitish worms just chilling on my shower curtain,” begins this reader in his query. Based in Northern Worcester County in Massachusetts, our reader asks that we tell him what these creatures are and how to get rid of them.

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Gray and Black Caterpillar is a Budding Fall Armyworm

A gray caterpillar-like creature with a glossy black head was found by this reader, who asks what kind of “worm” it is and where it is coming from. This article will do its best to answer these questions and provide some insightful information on this specific organism.

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Round, Dark Spots in Upstate New York Home are Fall Armyworms

Two large groups of small black worm-like creatures were found in this woman’s upstate New York home. She asks if we can tell her what they are likely to be.

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Furry Moth, Accompanied by Black Larvae, May Be a Moth Fly or a Fall Armyworm Moth

“A few days before” removing black larvae from her living room ceiling, this reader “had seen a rather large, dark, furry moth.” She believes the larvae to be moth fly larvae (otherwise known as drain fly larvae), but wonders if this moth, which was an inch in size and width, was indeed a mother moth fly, or something else entirely.

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Three Clusters of Tiny Gray Larvae on Ceiling are Baby Fall Armyworms

After being gone for three days, this reader came back to his home to find “three groups of these critters” on his family room ceiling. The critters in question appear to be a dark gray color, with bulbous, glossy black heads and segmented, bristly bodies.

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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.

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Newly-Hatched Armyworm Clusters Found On the Walls of UK Home

Clusters of small, dark worm-like creatures have been found by this reader in the UK, who would like to know what these critters are. Our reader reports finding two such clusters in her house, both times finding them “high up on walls”, and describes them as being the size of a “50p coin” (slightly larger than a quarter).

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Creepy Cluster of Larvae on Wall are Fall Armyworms

A “creepy thing” has been found on the upper part of this reader’s living room wall. The thing in question appears to be a massive cluster of some kind of grayish-black worm, and our reader says she would appreciate any kind of information on this phenomenon.

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Cluster of Eggs in Cotton-Like Webbing are Fall Armyworms

A patch of “cotton-looking structures” were found attached to the brick outside of this reader’s front door. Our reader wonders what “brand of creature” these may be, which appear to be as white in color as the cotton-like webbing they were found in.

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Dark Green Worms in Sandbox May be Armyworms

A woman recently found a bucket of worms (quite literally) in her son’s sandbox in Pennsylvania. The worms in question appear to be dark, olive green in color and have white/tan stripes down the length of their back, as well as a black head at one end, and a tip with many points at the other end.

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About the Fall Armyworm (or Fall Army Worm) and Beet Armyworm (Beet Army Worm) Infestation

The “wanted dead or alive” outlaws of the worm world are currently two caterpillars that are causing some serious issues around the world. The Fall Armyworm has eaten its way through Africa and is now spreading through Asia, destroying maize crops and leaving farmers in economic distress. The Beet Armyworm population is predicted to spike in England, causing similar issues for onion and scallion crop farmers there.

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Southern Armyworm Caterpillars Munch on Zinnia Plant

A reader asked us about the worms she noticed on her zinnia plant. We believe the creatures are southern armyworm caterpillars. We have offered a few ways to protect her plants from these voracious eaters.

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Creepy Crawlies on Concrete May be Armyworms

We received a question from a reader who has many little creepy-crawlies on his concrete in his yard. He says that some of his neighbors have a few, but that he has an absolute infestation. What are these little creatures, he wants to know, and wonders if they are related to his olive trees.

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Hard-Shell Worms that Curl Up Probably Millipedes

One of our readers has asked about “hard shelled worms about 1/2 to 1 inches long that curl into a…