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Worm Crawling on Bathroom Floor is Carpet Beetle Larva

The organism our reader found in his bathroom is a carpet beetle larvae. Continue reading [...]

Tiny Black Worms are Drain Fly Larvae, Not Parasites

We believe the tiny black worms our reader found in his toilet are drain fly larvae, not parasites. Drain fly larvae aren't considered harmful and aren't known to carry or transmit human diseases. Continue reading [...]

Is Worm Found Near Dog Flea Larva?

We believe the larva our reader found near her dog's bed is a beetle larva, not a flea larva. If she is worried about her dog having fleas or is concerned about his health, we recommend she take him to the vet! Continue reading [...]

Tiny Worms in Laundry Basket Are Carpet Beetle Larvae

These are carpet beetle larvae. Carpet beetle larvae are the most common household pests that we write about. They are especially annoying because they can eat basically anything, live for long periods of time without food, and sneakily travel to different rooms searching for additional things to eat Continue reading [...]

Beige Worm Found In Laundry Hamper

We weren't able to identify the beige organism our reader found in her laundry hamper. We don't think it is a carpet beetle larva or a common household pest, so it isn't something she should stress about. If any of our other readers recognize this creature, we invite them to comment below! Continue reading [...]

Worms Living Among Ground Coffee Beans

One of our readers recently contacted us about some specimens he noticed in his bean-to-cup coffee machine. The creatures were in his coffee ground tray. He was a little alarmed to find them and is wondering what they might be and if they are dangerous. The photo he sent shows two brown worms: Sometimes when we see a photo of a worm we instantly recognize it and can identify it. This is not one of those times. While we know that these creatures are small and brown, we can't see any other distinguishing features. We can zoom in to a certain extent and it looks like the specimens might be segmented, but any further and the image just becomes blurry. Based on what we can see, we think these might be mealworms. Despite having the word "worm" in their title, mealworms are Continue reading [...]
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