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Small, Dark Brown Bugs Under Towel are Pill Bugs

Small, brown bugs were found by this reader underneath a towel by her refrigerator in her carport, and small white worms were found near the baseboards of her home. Continue reading [...]

Clear Worm in Rug is a Clothes Moth Larva

A clear, white worm was found in this woman's rug in Vegreville, Alberta, and she asks that we identify it. Continue reading [...]

Worms Living Underneath Bathroom Tiles are Earthworms

Recently, a concerned man reached out to us after finding a dozen worms in his bathroom. He believes they are living under and in between the bathroom floor tiles and hopes that we can identify the worms. Continue reading [...]

Man Finds Warehouse Beetle Larva. Maybe.

We received a picture of a larva in a man’s hand. The man would like to know what type of larva it is. He says that he has looked over the All About Worms site, but has not found the information he’s looking for. To us, it looks as though he has found a warehouse beetle larva (or Trogoderma variabile), though it is difficult to be certain. This is a relatively clear photograph, and our reader may be frustrated that we cannot offer a more definite identification. There is a reason that, historically, the most reliable way to identify various beetle and fly larvae is to let them grow up and see what sort of animal they grow into. The differences in the larval stage of different species can be quite subtle. Additionally, the larva of a single species can vary in appearance depending Continue reading [...]

“Worms” near Catfood are Likely Carpet Beetle Larvae

We received a plea from a reader who has been having problems with teeny tiny worms hanging out near her cat’s dry cat food. Though she is not necessarily seeing them in the food, they definitely seem to congregate there. She also notes, interestingly, that they excrete a grey, dust-like substance. Continue reading [...]

Carpet Beetle Larva Causes Skin Irritation

A reader asked us about some bug bites that she discovered on her grandson's arm. She sent us a photograph of a potential source, and we identified it as a carpet beetle larva. Carpet beetle larva do not bite, but they do have hairs that can cause skin irritation. Continue reading [...]
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