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How to Identify the Species of a Generic, White Larva

Small, white worm-like creatures were found by this reader in his Washington home. The worms were found next to his dog, who was lying on a chair, and the worms moved by "contracting and stretching its body." Continue reading [...]

Indianmeal Moth Larvae Infest This Man’s Kitchen in Portugal

These tiny white larvae were found in this man's kitchen in Portugal. After having moved into his new home in August, this reader has been spotting these larvae for several days in a row, and hopes that we can tell him what kind of larvae these are, and how they breed. Continue reading [...]

Pink Worm Found on Shirt is a Moth Larva

A man recently wrote to us after his wife found a pink worm on her polyester shirt. His guess is that the creature is a rice worm and wonders if it is harmful to his clothes or food. Continue reading [...]

Worms Found Near Dry Food Are Pantry Moth Larvae

We believe the creatures our reader found in her home are pantry moth larvae. These food pests can be quite a nuisance so we encourage our reader to start following the steps to eliminate them as soon as possible! 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 Under Dog Bed Is Probably Moth Larva

Our reader found a worm-like organism under his dog's bed that we think is either a pantry moth larva or a palm flower moth larva. Between these two options, we believe it is more likely that he is dealing with a pantry moth larva. Continue reading [...]
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