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Glossy Black, Segmented Creature is a Carpet Beetle Larva

A glossy, black worm-like creature was found by this reader in his friend's room. He says there are a lot of them and asks that we tell him what it is. Continue reading [...]

Striped, Bristly Creatures in Bag of Dehydrated Chicken are Carpet Beetle Larvae

"I found these in a bag of dehydrated chicken" states this reader, kicking off his query with a rather odd, but intriguing scenario. By "these", our reader is referring to brown and black-striped worm-like creatures with long bristles extending out from their bodies, all of which vary in size. Continue reading [...]

Bristly Bugs Found on Bedroom Ceiling are Carpet Beetle Larvae

In addition to finding carpet beetles on her ceiling, this reader also found this"bug" in three different spots. From the photo, these bugs look to be beige and brown-striped, bristly creatures, and our reader wonders what they turn into and how to get rid of them. Continue reading [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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