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Black Dots on Lamp Could be Moths or Something Else Entirely

"Help!" exclaims this reader at the beginning of her query to us. "What the heck is on the couch crystal lamp shade?" she asks, likely referring to the black dots one can see in the screenshot below. Continue reading [...]

Man Wonders if the Featureless, White Matter from Pork is Fat or an Organism

"I'm guessing it's fat" states this reader about the matter in the photo below which "rolled out on the knife" after cutting some ham. Despite this guess, our reader is unsure if it could be something else, and asks if we can confirm this as he has "a lot more meat from the same animal." Continue reading [...]

Small White Organisms Found on Wooden Structures in Home are Woodworms

"We have been finding small white things (as well as other strange things) all around our house for at least a year now," states this reader in her submission regarding the organisms displayed in the photographs below. She describes the situation as an "ongoing and life-consuming nightmare" and appreciates any advice we can give her about the creatures' identity and how to get rid of them. Continue reading [...]

Man Plagued with Organisms for Two Years; Where he Can Go for Help

"Can you identify these please?" asks this reader in Olean, New York who has been plagued by these organisms for almost two years. His dermatologist says he is better off getting help from an exterminator to diagnose his skin ailment. Continue reading [...]

Spiky, Black Worm-like Insect on T-Shirt is an Immature Caterpillar

"I found this worm-like insect on my t-shirt" says this reader about the black, spiky creature in the photo below. Although our reader provides no more context than this, we will do our best to identify the creature, or at the very least provide some helpful tips regarding the discovery of worm-like creatures such as this one. Continue reading [...]

How to Find a Doctor to Test and Treat You When You Have Worms or Parasites in Your Body

"I was wondering if you know of any doctor in my area for me to go get tested for these parasites" asks this reader from Wichita, Kansas. He wonders "who would really help [him], unlike the rest of the doctors who just automatically dismiss [him] even though [he] could actually have a parasitic infection". Continue reading [...]
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