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Yellow Shell of Worm-like Bug is the Shed Skin of a Carpet Beetle Larva

"I found this weird worm-like bug in my couch months ago and then today, I was dusting and found what looks like a shell of it on a picture frame in the same living room," says this reader about the yellow matter in the photograph below. Our reader asks for our help in identifying the creature, as well as with answering the question of whether or not she needs to call an exterminator. Continue reading [...]

Black, Shiny Worms Weaving In Between Couch Cushions are Black Carpet Beetle Larvae

"I have found these black, shiny worms [...] weaving in and out of my couch under the cushions in the creases" says this reader about an unphotographed critter that has been causing her trouble. She asks if we can help identify them for her. Continue reading [...]

Eggs Found Between Window Panes of Door

Eggs of some kind of organism have been found in between the window panes on this reader's back porch door. Although it is difficult to see from the photos, one can make out white specks on the rim of the window's inside, and our reader is asking us to let her know how she can clean the inside. Continue reading [...]

Brown-Striped Larva Found in Baby’s Crib is a Carpet Beetle Larva

A light brown ovate creature with dark brown stripes has been found for the second time in the crib of this reader's baby. "I don't know how it gets there! Is it coming from the baby's mattress? Please help me find the reason why it keeps showing up!" our reader exclaims. Continue reading [...]

Two Kinds of Mealworms Found by Reader Who Wonders What Species They Belong To

"I have two kinds of mealworms" says this reader, "one is small, the others are larger". He provides no photographs of the worms but asks "what kind are they?" Continue reading [...]

Man Saves Life of Brown-Striped Caterpillar but Hits a Roadblock; What He Can Do Next

"I found a little critter on my bathroom floor a few weeks ago" says this reader about the worm-like creature with "a dark red head", "striped brown" body and "a bunch of little feet." Having saved the creature from a worse fate out in the cold, our reader is concerned that the critter is dying as he does not know what species it is, nor what food it needs. Continue reading [...]
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