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Screwworm Flies and How to Get Rid of Them

Screwworm flies (a.k.a. “screw-worm flies” and “New World screwworm flies”) belong to the genus Cochliomyia. Within this genus, there are four different species, but only one of the species is a screwworm fly, which is known as Cochliomyia hominivorax. A reader recently wrote to us regarding the screwworm fly, asking how a human can rid him or herself of this parasitic worm. First, we will give a brief overview of the screwworm, explaining what it is, and then we will address the reader’s question specifically. Continue reading [...]

Where Are Screwworms From?

Screwworms have been eradicated from Central America, Mexico, and the United States. However, the U.S. Department of Health still fears that the screwworm will make its way back into the U.S. through an infected animal. Continue reading [...]

How Do You Get Screwworms?

Screwworms eat the living tissue of all warm blooded animals, but they prefer to feast on birds, sheep, cattle, and goats. Continue reading [...]

Treating Worms in Dogs

Fleas are a major source of certain types of worms, such as tapeworms. When a dog accidentally swallows an infected flea, worms can hatch in the dog’s intestines. Continue reading [...]

Worms in Dog Stool

In addition to your dog’s food, dog worms can be found in on or buried in your dog’s fur, around his anus, around his paws (from scratching) and it is not uncommon to find them in your dog’s ears. Continue reading [...]

Puppy and Kitten Worm Symptoms

In addition to recognizing puppy and kitten worm symptoms, it is also important to recognize what the different types of pet worms look like. Round worms look like spaghetti and tapeworm segments look like grains of rice. Continue reading [...]
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