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Bristly, Black and Brown Larvae in Bassinet are Carpet Beetle Larvae

Worms were found by this reader in her infant's bassinet, and she wonders what they could be. The worms appear to have segmented bodies, with long bristles extending from the entirety of their bodies. One of them is black in color, and the other brown. Continue reading [...]

Bristled, Striped Creature May be Disfigured Carpet Beetle Larva, or Something Else Entirely

"Is it dangerous?" asks our reader, who sent in these photographs of a creature he found in his house which he is unable to identify. He wants to know if the presence of the creature will bring any harm, and how he may get rid of it. Continue reading [...]

White Worm-like Creature That Eats Through Wood, Porcelain and Ceramic is a Mystery

"There appears to be a worm on the floor along with white dots that are eggs I guess," states this reader, who thinks she may have found pinworms in her home. The worms in question appear to be white in color, with a flat body. Continue reading [...]

Small, Dark Brown Worms in Townhouse Kitchen and Bathrooms are Drain Fly Larvae

Small, dark brown worms of about 0.6cm (roughly 0.2-inches) have been popping up in the bathrooms and kitchen of this reader's townhouse. Our reader tends to find multiple at a time in the kitchen, but only one at a time in the bathroom, and has been finding these worms for about a year now. Continue reading [...]

Dark-colored Organism with Bristly Appendages is a Black Carpet Beetle Larva

"What is this worm?" asks this reader about an organism she found. The organism in question appears to be black in color, with multiple hair-thin appendages spiking out from the sides of its body. Continue reading [...]

Brown and Beige-Striped Organism on Mattress is a Carpet Beetle Larva

A reader in Toronto, Ontario found this worm-like critter on his mattress after taking his sheets off to wash. The creature in question is brown and beige-striped with a darker-colored, brown head, and our reader states he would appreciate any help with this matter. Continue reading [...]
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