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Worm Found in Bedding is Actually an Immature Carpet Beetle Larva

"I found this worm in my bedding" says this reader about the virtually featureless, beige worm-like creature with subtle segmentation and miniature bristles. This article will aim to answer our reader's question of what this "worm" is. Continue reading [...]

Speckled-Brown Bug with Pincers is Either an Earwig or Beetle Larva

"Can you identify this fast-moving, worm-type bug?" asks this reader in California who found such a bug on her white linen bed sheet when she was making the bed. The bug is brown in color, with six legs, antennae, and a pair of pincer-like appendages at its long, segmented rear. Continue reading [...]

Maggots Roaming Bathroom Floor Could be Clothes Moth Larvae or House Fly Larvae

"I have found about seven of these tiny white maggots on my bathroom floor this morning in various locations" states this reader about the short, maggot-like creatures pictured below. Our reader additionally asks where the creatures may be coming from and what she can do to get rid of them. Continue reading [...]

Multi-legged, Yellow Worm-like Creature is a Centipede

"Is this strange, worm-like creature parasitic to my dog?" asks this reader about the long, multi-legged creature photographed below. This beige-colored worm with antennae on its head has our reader worried for his dog, who "threw up with specks of blood" prior to the creature's discovery, and who already has fleas our reader is trying to control. Continue reading [...]

Black or Dark Brown Insect Found on Freshly-Laundered Clothing is Likely a Black Carpet Beetle Larva

"I found a worm-like insect [...] on my clothes" begins this reader in her query to us about the "black or dark brown", "tall" bug she discovered on her newly-washed clothing. She asks that we identify the bug, as well as tell her how to get rid of it. Continue reading [...]

Bug of Brown Stripes and Bantam Bristles is a Carpet Beetle Larva

"I found this bug in my pantry. I'm not sure what it is?" asks this reader about the little critter photographed below. The bug looks to have a bristly, ovate body and has horizontal stripes of varying shades of brown; it looks exactly like a carpet beetle larva. Continue reading [...]
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