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Did I Share My Apple With A Worm? Should I Worry?

One of our readers recently reached out to us in concern. She explained that she ate an entire apple before noticing a mysterious brown hole on the bottom. She thinks a worm was probably living in the apple and she wonders if it could make her sick, especially if there is a chance that she might have eaten it. Continue reading [...]

Fuzzy Black Caterpillar Could Be Garden Tiger Moth Larvae

We believe the fuzzy black caterpillar that our reader sent us a photograph of is a Garden Tiger moth larva. These caterpillars are found all over the world and mature into stunning moths! Continue reading [...]

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. Continue reading [...]

Snakefly Larva Found on Reader’s Comforter

The brown and black organism our reader noticed on her comforter is a snakefly larva! Since these aren't household pests, our reader doesn't need to worry about a potential infestation. However, we did touch on a few ways she can prevent other larvae from sneaking in. Continue reading [...]

What Worms Are Destroying Palapa?

We received this message from a reader, "I have these worms in my palapa that are literally destroying it. Is it possible that they came from Mexico with the leaves? They aren't on any of the other plants or trees in my yard." Continue reading [...]

Moth Larvae “Take Over” Reader’s Car

One of our readers found a ton of small worm-like organisms in her car. We are confident these are moth larvae. They are not harmful or dangerous and she can get rid of them by cleaning! Continue reading [...]
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