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What To Do if Your Doctor Does Not Believe You Have Parasites

A woman reached out to us saying that she and her husband had the same kind of infestation of bugs living in their skin, and they wonder what they can do about the problem. They have sought medical advice, but found that doctors were not helpful. Continue reading [...]

Horsehair Worms Come Through the Jets of a Whirlpool Tub

A woman discovered worms on her skin after using the whirlpool tub at a cabin rental. She describes the worms as being tiny, brown and 'fishing line-like'. Continue reading [...]

Air BnB Guest Find Two Larvae with Antennae in the Toilet

A reader of ours found two worm-like creatures in a toilet at an Air BnB and wonders if we have any thoughts as to what they might be. The creatures in question appear to be black and white in coloration, with a segmented body striped black and white, a sharply-pointed tail, and a bulkier head sprouting two antennae. Continue reading [...]

Man Discovers Small White Worm with Black Stripe Down its Middle

A man found a "worm/larva" on his table and hopes that we can help identify it. Although it is difficult to tell from the photos provided, the worm appears to be white with a black stripe down its middle, and is either flat in shape, or has been flattened by something. 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 [...]

Brown Worm in Toilet is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

A woman in Maryland found this worm swimming in her mother-in-law's toilet and hopes that we can help ID the critter. The worm in questions appears to be a mottled brown color, with a segmented body and a yellow band near its head, as well as a pair of eye spots just below the stripe. Continue reading [...]
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