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Brown, Segmented Critter Found On Bed is Likely an Immature Carpet Beetle Larva

"What kind of worm (or whatever it is) is this?" asks this reader about the brown, segmented larva-looking creature his girlfriend found on their bed. This article will attempt to answer this question of the worm's identity, or at the very least provide some ideas as to what it might be. Continue reading [...]

Man Runs Out of Ways to Try to Eliminate Infestation of Indianmeal Moth Larvae

"Can you please identify whatever it is that these things are?" asks this reader about whatever unphotographed "things" he is referring to in his query. He was told by an exterminator that the "things" are Indian meal moth larvae, but nothing he does seems to help in getting rid of them. Continue reading [...]

Cream-colored Worms Appear in This Woman’s Trailer Two Years in a Row

"I have found cream colored maggots with brown heads two years in a row at this time of year in November," says this reader. She does not provide photographs, but instead a decent amount of context that we will use to try and figure out how best to help our reader. Continue reading [...]

Freezing Pillows to Eliminate a Worm Infestation: is it a Good Idea?

"Can you put decorative pillows in a bag and leave it outside in below 0 temperatures to hopefully kill the worms or larvae?" asks this reader in her short, but frank query. We assume our reader wants to know for the sake of real-life application and not simply for curiosity's sake, so we will do our best to answer this question and provide some useful tips our reader can use for eliminating any worms or larvae that may be infesting her pillows. Continue reading [...]

A Very Brief Look at Eradicating Infestations of Moth and Housefly Larvae

'How do I get rid of moth larvae and common house fly larvae in Northwest Georgia' asks this reader in his one-line query to us. Despite the lack of photographs and context, we will do our best to answer this question. Continue reading [...]

See-through Bugs Surrounding Bathroom Sink are Either Worker Termites or Ants

A reader who recently moved into a new home in Richmond, MO has been finding a lot of "little bugs" around her bathroom sink and wonders if we can identify the "pesty insect." The insect in question is a glossy, brownish-gray transparent color, with six legs sprouting from its ovate body and a pair of antennae atop its round head. Continue reading [...]
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