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Black-striped Worm is a Pheretima Earthworm

This frighteningly long worm was found by this woman who wonders if we could help identify it. The worm in question appears to be wrapped around some sort of concrete post, and sports a glossy, black body with darker stripes at regular intervals, with a reddish head at the end visible in the photograph. 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 [...]

Long Worm Found in Toilet is a Lumbricus Rubellus Earthworm

A reader recently sent in this image of a long, brown worm she found in her toilet. She is trying to determine if the worm is an earthworm or an intestinal parasite. Continue reading [...]

Brown Worms Found Around Home Might Be Earthworms

We think the worms our reader has discovered in her home are probably earthworms. If our reader is concerned about her son's health or worried that the worm she found in his bed came from him, then we recommend that she take him to the doctor immediately. Continue reading [...]

Worm in Toilet is Nothing to Worry About

One of our readers recently asked us about a worm she found in her toilet. We believe this is either a bloodworm or an earthworm! Continue reading [...]

Is Worm The Cause of Child’s Sickness?

We believe the worm that our reader found in her toilet came from her pipes, not her body! We are confident it is an earthworm, not a parasite! Of course, if she is convinced that it came from her body, she should see a doctor ASAP since we are not licensed medical professionals.  Continue reading [...]
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