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Allergy-Inducing Worms the Size of Salt & Pepper Show Up in the Wake of Bedbugs

A woman reached out to us about a curious case of worms she cannot figure out. The worms, which she found in her home, appear to be minuscule in size, curled up in a 'U' shape, but come in two different colors. Our reader found both white and black/brown worms in her home. Continue reading [...]

Critters in Compost Juice are Rat-tailed Maggots

A man from coastal British Columbia, Canada recently sent in this image of a worm-like creature he found in a bucket of compost juice he was brewing for gardening purposes in late June. The worms appear to be a semi-transparent white in color, with pink down the middle which is enclosed in brighter white rings. The creatures also have incredibly long tails, one of them having a tail that is most likely twice the length of its body. Continue reading [...]

Pink Worm in Phoenix is a Palm Flower Caterpillar

A reader of ours from Phoenix, Arizona recently sent in this image of a species of worm she has been finding once a day, in or near her hall bathroom. The worm appears pink in color, with a white underside, and is segmented with multiple sets of legs. Continue reading [...]

Clear Worm On Mattress Sticker May Be a Flea Larva

One of our readers sent in this photo of a translucent worm found beside her bed on her mattress sticker. She hopes to identify the creature, which appears to be transparent in color, with a body segmented into separate bulbous parts and a blackish-brown inside, as well as two cerci at its tail. Continue reading [...]

“Tiny Black Thing”: Worm or Something Else?

One of our readers has been dealing with some sort of infestation for months, but she hasn't been able to find any bugs or worms. She does find "tiny black things" and has been cleaning, doing laundry, and vacuuming nonstop trying to get rid of them. Continue reading [...]
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Tamilok: Shipworm, Sea Termite, or Delicacy?

This mysterious specimen is known as Tamilok in the Philippines, and it is considered a delicacy in some places. Tamilok are also known by a few other names: shipworms, mangrove snakes, Teredo worms, and sea termites. These specimens are not worms or snakes though, they are mollusks, a.k.a saltwater clams! Continue reading [...]
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