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Black Worm Found in Tub is a Drain Fly Larva

"I found this on our water while I was filling the tub", states this reader in her query concerning the black worm pictured below. She is not sure if they are leeches or something else, and wants to know if it is harmful. Continue reading [...]

Multicolored Worm-shaped Object Found on Bedsheet Turns Out to be a Piece of Lint

"I found this worm on my laundered bed sheet as I was making my bed," says this reader about the multi-colored object pictured below. Our reader asks if we can identify it for him and specifically if it is a midge fly larva. Continue reading [...]

A Variety of Unidentified Substances Has This Reader at Her Wits End

"I'm writing you because I'm at my wits end and my family thinks I'm crazy," states this reader in her submission to us concerning the array of photographs of various organisms/matter below. "What are these?" she asks. Continue reading [...]

Lint-like, White Matter Found by Woman Who May Need Medical Advice

"What are these?" is all this woman asks in her submission to us. She sends in multiple pictures, of which we have included only a few, of what appears to be white, lint- and hair-like matter all around what we assume to be her home. Continue reading [...]

Pinkish-white Worm Found on Curtain by Baby’s Bed is a Clothes Moth Caterpillar

"My sister found a worm in her baby's bed curtain and we didn't find out what kind of worm it is," states this reader in his submission to us regarding what appears to be a pinkish-white larva-like creature with a black/dark brown head. Our reader wonders if it is dangerous, and hopes that we can tell him what the creature is. Continue reading [...]

Various Organisms Infest this Woman’s Home for Three Years; Who She Can Turn to for Help

"I am going on three years now having had strange organisms in my clothing and home" states this reader in her query regarding the creatures in the photos below. Our reader is leaning toward the explanation that "humans and human homes are made up of the same cells and material which would leave behind the same debris", but she would still like our opinion on the matter. Continue reading [...]
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