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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 [...]

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 [...]

Segmented, Worm-like Creature on Bed Cover is a Black Carpet Beetle Larva

A reader in Cairo, Egypt asks for our help after discovering a worm-like creature crawling on his bed cover. The creature appears to be black and white, with a segmented, elongated body. Continue reading [...]

Dark Brown Worms are Either Carpet Beetle Larvae or Millipedes

Five bugs/worms were found by this reader which are "brown to dark brown" in color. Our reader says she searched our site and read through our articles but could not find any information on what she was looking for. Continue reading [...]
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