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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.

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Hammerhead Worm Discovered on Carport During Vacation

“On the carport we found a dead worm: thinking it may be a hammerhead??!” exclaims this reader in her submission, which is unfortunately not accompanied by a photo of the worm she is referring to. The worm was found when our reader was vacationing in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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Fossil-like Object Found Under Dresser is a Mystery

“Found this fossil thing under my dresser on my bedroom floor”, states this reader about the interesting pattern pictured below, which almost resembles a leaf. “Any idea what it is?”

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How to Handle Finding Bugs in Your Bed

“What are these?” asks this reader in the submission she sent us. “They are in my bed as well”, she continues, referring to the tiny, brownish creatures photographed below.

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Structure-forming Cluster of Black, Worm-like Bugs are Bagworms

“What are these big clusters of tiny worm-like bugs hanging from my gutters and outside ceiling?” asks this reader concerning the black organisms pictured below. “Should I be concerned about these coming inside and take swift action?”

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Bright Green, Segmented Creature is a Dragonhead Caterpillar

“What caterpillar is this?” is all this reader writes in her submission about the creature photographed below. The critter in question appears to have a light green body with clear segmentation and white polka dots, as well as an interesting-looking head that resembles a crown.

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Beige, Rubber Band-like Creature with Triangular Head is a Young Snake

“I found something on the floor and thought it was maybe a thin piece of rubber (like a broken rubber band), but when I went to pick it up it moved”, states this reader in Southern Texas. “It moved like a snake but was maybe 4-5” long and very thin and tan in color.”

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Dead Worms Found in Bearded Dragon’s Waste

“I found these dead worms in my 16-inch long bearded dragons stool today and I am baffled as to what they could be”, states this reader about the brown worms pictured below. “They’re approximately 1.5 inches long, all uniform in shape, size, color, and are all folded the same way upon death.”

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Long Black Worm Found on Floor is Actually a Brahminy Blind Snake

“What is this? I found it randomly on my floor (I live in South Florida) and I’m genuinely confused,” states this reader concerning the round, long, worm-like organism pictured below.

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Tiny Dark Worms Found in Loft Hatch are Likely Insect Larvae

“What kind of worm is this and should I be worried?” asks this reader from Lancashire, UK in her submission to us. “I found them around my loft hatch,” she adds, referring to the minuscule, black creatures pictured below.