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Cream-Colored Worms in Soap Dish Aren’t Parasites

We believe the cream-colored specimens our reader found are either drain fly larvae, maggots, or some other type of larvae. We would recommend using an organic cleaning gel to thoroughly scrub out her kitchen sink and drain, as well as wiping down all the surfaces in her kitchen. Continue reading [...]

What Is “Maggot-Like Worm” In Closet?

We think the creature our reader found in his closet is probably a carpet beetle larva! Although they can be annoying and sometimes destructive, carpet beetle larvae aren't usually considered to be dangerous. Continue reading [...]

Did Reader Find Crane Fly Larvae In Toilet?

We believe the creatures our reader found in his toilet are crane fly larvae! These larvae don't bite, sting, or carry/transmit human diseases! Continue reading [...]

Worms In Shower Are Unrelated to Cats

The organisms our reader found in his shower are drain fly larvae! Drain fly larvae breed and feed on the gunk that builds up inside a drain, so our reader will just need to clean it out in order to say goodbye to them. We are confident that these larvae don't have anything to do with his cats, but if he is worried about his pets we recommend that he have them checked by a vet, just to be sure. Continue reading [...]

What Is Worm on New Foam Mattress?

A reader found a worm on her brand new mattress. We think the creature is probably a pantry moth larva that was living in the box before it arrived at our reader's home. As long as it is just a single organism, we don't think she needs to worry so much about finding it. If she does find more of these larvae, she might want to reach out to the mattress company for a new mattress! Continue reading [...]

Worm Found on Bed is Carpet Beetle Larva

The small worm our reader found on her bed is a carpet beetle larva! Carpet beetle larvae are common household pests, and to get rid of them our reader will just need to do some thorough cleaning. Continue reading [...]
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