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Bristly, Black and Brown Larvae in Bassinet are Carpet Beetle Larvae

Worms were found by this reader in her infant's bassinet, and she wonders what they could be. The worms appear to have segmented bodies, with long bristles extending from the entirety of their bodies. One of them is black in color, and the other brown. Continue reading [...]

Three Clusters of Tiny Gray Larvae on Ceiling are Baby Fall Armyworms

After being gone for three days, this reader came back to his home to find "three groups of these critters" on his family room ceiling. The critters in question appear to be a dark gray color, with bulbous, glossy black heads and segmented, bristly bodies. Continue reading [...]

White Worm-like Creature That Eats Through Wood, Porcelain and Ceramic is a Mystery

"There appears to be a worm on the floor along with white dots that are eggs I guess," states this reader, who thinks she may have found pinworms in her home. The worms in question appear to be white in color, with a flat body. Continue reading [...]

Dark-colored Organism with Bristly Appendages is a Black Carpet Beetle Larva

"What is this worm?" asks this reader about an organism she found. The organism in question appears to be black in color, with multiple hair-thin appendages spiking out from the sides of its body. Continue reading [...]

Brown and Beige-Striped Organism on Mattress is a Carpet Beetle Larva

A reader in Toronto, Ontario found this worm-like critter on his mattress after taking his sheets off to wash. The creature in question is brown and beige-striped with a darker-colored, brown head, and our reader states he would appreciate any help with this matter. Continue reading [...]

Plump, White Worm-like Creature on Front Porch is a Root Weevil Larva

A plump, white worm-like creature with a black/brown head was found on this reader's front porch and he wonders what it could be. The tiny specks around it are sand, as our reader recently moved their sandbox away from the area the creature was discovered in. Continue reading [...]
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