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“Yikes!” Say This Couple Upon Discovering Cluster of American Ermine Moth Larvae On Their Ceiling

"My wife and I saw something on our ceiling and thought it was a stain until I got closer with a flashlight and realized it was moving," writes this couple about a cluster of larvae they discovered in their home. From our reader's description of them, it is clear that the larvae are minuscule in size, and in addition to that the larvae appear to be a gray translucent color with black heads. Continue reading [...]

White, Cottony Substance Torments This Woman’s Health, Dog and Home

A "white cottony substance" covers the walls of this reader's home in Angels Camp, California, and she wonders if we can identify what is leaving it behind. She states she has been living with this "infestation" for two years and that it has spread to her entire home, and to herself and her dog. Continue reading [...]

Snake-like Creature Found in This Man’s Toilet

"I found this live worm in the toilet," says this reader, who asks if we can identify the worm which he trapped in a bottle to capture this amazing photograph for us. The worm is a translucent, beigy-pink color, has dark vein-looking marks along its body, and has one end that appears to be more pointed than the other. Continue reading [...]

“Is it a Baby Snake?” Asks Reader About the Dark, Slender Serpent On Her Wall

What seems to be a long, dark-colored worm-like creature is stretched across this reader's wall. Our reader found it there and asked us if it is a baby snake. Continue reading [...]

“Some Type of Worm” with 20 Sets of Legs Turns Out to be a Centipede

"Some type of worm" was found by this reader in her house, and she asks that we tell her what it is. Our reader has never seen a "worm" like this before, which appears to have a long body, with "15 or 16 sets of legs" (though we count 20) sprouting from its sides, a yellowish coloration, antennae on its head, and a set of "hard" pincers at its rear. Continue reading [...]

White Worm-like Creature That Eats Through Wood, Porcelain and Ceramic is a Mystery

"There appears to be a worm on the floor along with white dots that are eggs I guess," states this reader, who thinks she may have found pinworms in her home. The worms in question appear to be white in color, with a flat body. Continue reading [...]
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