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Oddly-Shaped Pupae Found in Black Mold and Drains in Texas

Odd-looking, black organisms have been found by this reader in Ft. Worth, Texas. The organisms in question are being found in an area of her home that is moist and heavy with black mold, as well as near drains. Continue reading [...]

What is the Kissing Bug, and Why People Rightly Fear It

Oddly enough, the kissing bug is an insect few know of, or have even heard of, despite the threat it has posed and potentially poses to many. This article will address what the kissing bug is, and why this is one of the insects that should not be underestimated. Continue reading [...]

Black, Thread-like Worm is Either a Horsehair Worm or Parasite

In response to a previous article we had written in 2017, this reader writes to us about her experience with a seemingly similar worm. The worm in question, as photographed by our reader, is described as being a 'black thread-like thing.' Continue reading [...]

A Crash Course on Worm Composting

Worm composting is a phenomenon that only grows in popularity among gardeners over time, and it has been a while since we provided a comprehensive guide to this useful tool. This article will provide an updated, crash course guide to worm composting. Continue reading [...]

Organisms of Varying Colors, Shapes and Textures Live in Black Mold in Vents

"Would you know what kind worm/maggot/pupa this/these might be?" asks our reader, who found such creature's "under toe" and "dropping down" from her ventilation, which is filled with black mold. The photographs sent in display an array of organisms of various shapes and colors, ranging from a slimy green worm to what looks like a gray pupa with long hairs sticking out of it. Continue reading [...]

Methods of Dealing with Worms Coming Out of Faucets

Several gray-brown worms were found by this man's son in their bathtub after not having been home for several weeks. Our reader, who is based in a basement apartment in London says he would appreciate any thoughts on what the worm is, how it got there, and how to prevent their return. Continue reading [...]
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