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Small Black Worms Take Over Koi Pond

We believe the small black organisms our reader found in her pond are either leeches or black fly larvae. Both are similar in appearance, though leeches are slightly bigger, and both are commonly found in ponds. Neither species are considered invasive and neither should damage her pond or cause any problems with the fish! Continue reading [...]

Toxic Flatworm or Leech?

A reader's dog accidentally transported a terrestrial flatworm into his kitchen. We are confident that this creature isn't a threat to him or his dog. Continue reading [...]

Worm on Couch Could be a Leech

One of our readers found a worm on his couch that we think might be a leech. This creature might have come from his dogs, so we advise him to check for more leeches and take his dogs to the vet if necessary. Continue reading [...]

Getting Rid of Leeches in Cattails

We recently heard from two readers, both curious about how to get rid of leeches in cattails and in a pond, respectively. We are happy to provide some information about leech removal for our readers! Continue reading [...]

How to Sell Leeches in Ghana

We just heard from a reader in Ghana who is interested in information about leeches. Specifically, he would like to know where and how he could sell these leeches. Continue reading [...]

Reader has Likely Discovered Leeches or Terrestrial Flatworms

A reader from South Florida just requested some information about the creatures in a photo she sent us. She thinks they are leeches, but would like us to confirm. Continue reading [...]
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