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Black-Spotted Caterpillars in Woman’s Couch are Figwort Sawfly Larvae

White caterpillars with black spots were found in this woman's house in Ypsilanti, MI, and she would greatly appreciate our assistance in identifying them. She has found three so far, crawling under and on top of her couch, and even under some cushions. Continue reading [...]

Mother Fears for her Two Year Old Upon Finding a Horsehair Worm

A concerned mother wonders if this worm pictured below is harmful to her two year old son. The worm appears thin and long, and although its coloration is difficult to tell from the photograph, we would propose that it is pink or tan in color. Continue reading [...]

Patches of Worms found in New Hampshire House are American Ermine Moth Larvae

Patches of tiny, clear worms with black heads were discovered in this woman's New Hampshire home. She is grossed out by the worms and asks for our help. Continue reading [...]

Concerned Father Wonders if His Daughter has Parasites

After giving his five year old daughter a dose of albendazole (anti-worm medication), this reader from India wrote to us about the worms he discovered after his daughter used the toilet. The worms were found "wriggling around" inside the toilet together with his daughter's stool, and appear to be, as described by our reader, "smooth and dark in color." Continue reading [...]

Simple, but Effective Steps To Follow for Any Worm Infestation

A reader located in the United Arab Emirates recently reached out to us after finding black worms in her home. She describes the worms as being a little bit hairy on top, and white on their underside. Unfortunately, our reader did not include any pictures to provide a visual depiction of the worms. Continue reading [...]

Allergy-Inducing Worms the Size of Salt & Pepper Show Up in the Wake of Bedbugs

A woman reached out to us about a curious case of worms she cannot figure out. The worms, which she found in her home, appear to be minuscule in size, curled up in a 'U' shape, but come in two different colors. Our reader found both white and black/brown worms in her home. Continue reading [...]
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