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Black and Transparent Organisms Infest Woman’s Hair for Over a Year: Where She Can Find Help

“I have had these in my hair for over a year”, states this reader in her submission regarding the black and transparent organisms pictured below. “Can you identify these things?”

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Is Diatomaceous Earth Effective Against Hammerhead Flatworms?

“Does spreading Diatomaceous Earth protect from the flathead worms?” asks this reader in her submission. She provides no further context, or photos, but we will do our best to help her in any way that we can.

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Microscopic Strands on on Fabrics May Just be Lint

“I have thin clear/white microscopic strands on fabrics in my house and can’t figure out what they are”, states this reader in her submission. “Could they be larvae of something?”

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Flat, Black Bugs Hanging from Cottonwoods Could are Likely Inchworms

“No one and I mean no one knows what they are”, states this reader about the ‘little flat thingie[s]’ he discovered hanging from his cottonwood trees. The picture below shows the organism on the flat of our reader’s finger, showing us how minuscule this creature is.

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Semicircular, Black Bugs Found on Bed and Upholstery May be Clothes Pests of Some Kind

“I am finding these tiny worm-like things in my bed and upholstery”, states this reader about the black organism pictured below. “They are semicircular and only about a quarter of an inch.”

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Dozens of Dried Up Worms Showing Up on Porch During Storm are Millipedes

“What are these worms?” asks this reader in Ponte Vedra, FL. “I continuously have these dried up worms on my front porch”, she says about the black, curled-up worms pictured below.

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Reddish Brown Worm May be a Bloodworm but Man Worries About Parasites

“Can you help me ID this worm?” asks this reader in his submission concerning the reddish brown creature pictured below. “I found it in the morning in my toilet before anyone had gone to the toilet.”

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White Worms with Brown Stripes Found in Stock Tank are an Unsolved Mystery

“What is this worm found in a stock tank in Oklahoma?” asks this reader about the white worms with brown stripes pictured below. The worms vary in size, with some smaller worms latching on to the bigger ones.

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Great Black Wasp and Honey Bee Discovered in Home Amidst an Array of Organisms

“Are these all different creatures or is this all pupae of one obscure jerk who has taken over my entire life as I knew it?” asks this reader about the plethora of photographed organisms below. Our reader does not include more context than this but asks that we “please help.”

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Red-Brown Worm-like Creature Found on Window Sill Lacks Context and an Identity

“I have one on my window sill but it’s about 1-inch long” is all this reader states in his query concerning the multiple worm-like creatures in the photo below. Due to the far away shot and poor resolution, it is difficult to make out the details on these creatures, but they appear to be red-brown in color.

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Furnished Basement in Ohio Home is Infested With Millipedes

“What is the best method to permanently eradicate these pests?” asks this reader in Central Ohio, who sends in pictures of these small, black-brown critters. These critters have supposedly taken over our reader’s “rarely used, finished basement” and he thanks us in advance for our help.

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White Worms with Broad Heads Found in Log are Flatheaded Wood Borer Beetle Larvae

“What is this?” asks this reader about the white worm-like creatures with wide, flat heads pictured below. “I found them in a wood log.”

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Gray, Segmented Insects with Many Legs Constantly Appearing in Bathtub are Duff Millipedes

“What type of insect is this that is constantly appearing in my bathtub?” is all this reader asks in her submission. Her questions pertains to the brownish-gray creature with multiple legs and a white tip pictured below.

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Grub-like Gray Worms Found in Ceiling Light are Potentially Wasp Larvae

“These are in our ceiling light”, states this reader about the semi-transparent, gray larvae-like creatures pictured below. “We recently had our home treated for wasps and rodents in the loft.”

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Black Caterpillar-like Bug with Six Legs is Likely a Caterpillar Hunter Larva

“What is this?” asks this reader in Bedford, Virginia. His question pertains to the little black “caterpillar-like insect that seems to be invading [his] home each fall.”

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Horsehair Worms in People (Nematomorpha Infestation in Humans)

Horsehair worms are one of the most common parasites found in nature, and also one of the most misunderstood. Between the myths that surround them, as well as the vast claims that many make about them, this article intends to clear up any of the misinformation about horsehair worms, particularly their relationship to humans.

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Yellow Worm with Many Legs Found in Pool is a Centipede

“Found this in my pool this morning”, states this reader concerning the yellow creature below. The organism in question has antennae, a brown head, and multiple legs running the length of its body.

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White Grub-like Creatures Found in Kitchen are Yellow Jacket Larvae

“I have found four of these now on my kitchen countertop, near my kitchen sink”, reports this reader about the white creature with a brown head pictured below. “I’m totally freaked out by what these are and why they’re in my kitchen! Please help!”

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White Worms with Brown Heads Found in Uncooked Pasta are Pantry Moth Larvae

“Are these worms pantry worms?” asks this reader concerning the white worm-like creatures with brown heads pictured below. “Is it possible an infestation of pantry worms could be found in items purchased from the grocery store?”

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Unfamiliar Gray Worm Found Decomposing and Oozing Goo

“Have you ever seen one of these?” asks this reader in Florida about the gray worm pictured below. “It was quickly decomposing and it had goo outside that was melting away”, he adds.