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Clear-White Worms in Bathtub are Ant Larvae

A few worms have been found inside a bathtub inside this reader's bathroom in his home. A photograph of one of these worms next to a cotton earbud tells us that this worm is minuscule in size, clear-white in color, and is dark on the inside. 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 [...]

What is the Kissing Bug, and Why People Rightly Fear It

Oddly enough, the kissing bug is an insect few know of, or have even heard of, despite the threat it has posed and potentially poses to many. This article will address what the kissing bug is, and why this is one of the insects that should not be underestimated. Continue reading [...]

White Worm-like Creatures on Japanese Maple Tree are Pulvinaria Scale Insects

White worms were recently discovered on the trunk of this reader's Japanese maple tree in New York City. The worms appear to be short in length, fairly large in girth, with ridges along their bodies, and have a pink/beige head. Continue reading [...]

Stick Insects Discovered in Dog Vomit

Stick insects were believed to have been found in the vomit of this reader's dog in Omaha, Nebraska. We wish to warn our reader ahead of time that the images may upset some people's stomach, which showcase strands of what looks like grass poking out of chunks of dog vomit. Continue reading [...]

Is it Possible to Transplant Catawba (Catalpa) Worm Trees?

A man sent in a query regarding the planting of catawba worm trees for purposes of harvesting catawba worms to use as fish bait. His question particularly focused whether or not it was possible to dig up an existing catawba tree and re-plant it elsewhere, and if the tree would still attract catawba worms. Continue reading [...]
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