Search Results for “”

Orange Worm Remains a Mystery

Today we will attempt to answer the classic question, "What is this?" Along with the question, our reader sent a photograph of a small orange worm-like organism on what appears to be some sort of linen. Continue reading [...]

Dead Worms in Carpet Might be Carpet Beetle Larvae

One of our readers found some dead creatures in a carpet she recently bought. We believe these are carpet beetle larvae, which are known as household pests. We recommend she clean the carpet before installing it just in case there are living carpet beetle larvae in it that could spread to other parts of her home! Continue reading [...]
earthworm in dirt

Reader Pops Worm To Find White Goo

Today we responded to a reader's message about two worms she discovered. Due to the limited information provided, we were unable to identify these worms or fully answer our reader's question. Continue reading [...]
earthworm in dirt

Reader Infuriated by Intense Worm Infestation

We recently received this message from one of our readers, "For the past few months, I have had an infestation that caused me to throw away most of my pantry food. Since then I've stored all dried foods in the freezer in ziplock bags. I am now having to throw away all the food in my cupboards, pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. I feel like I am going mad. Some of the creatures look like tiny maggots and some are thin like a piece of hair. They have managed to eat all of my chocolate ice cream, freezer ravioli, rice products, and even some canned food. I am at my wit's end. Please help!" At first, we thought she was probably dealing with pantry moth larvae. These specimens are extremely common household pests. They usually enter a home by means of a contaminated food product and then infest Continue reading [...]

Worm in Toilet is Nothing to Worry About

One of our readers recently asked us about a worm she found in her toilet. We believe this is either a bloodworm or an earthworm! Continue reading [...]

Worms Found Outside Might Be Carpet Beetle Larvae

We believe the group of worm-like organisms our reader found on the outside of her house are carpet beetle larvae. We encourage our reader to clear away these larvae and to keep them out of her home, where they could become destructive pests. Continue reading [...]
Menu / Search

All About Worms