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Worms Hanging From Ceiling Are Moth Larvae

We believe the small black worms our reader noticed hanging from her ceiling are inchworms! These larvae are harmless and can be eliminated by cleaning...there is no need for her to call an exterminator! 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 [...]

Worm in Sink is Scarlet Malachite Beetle Larva

We believe the worm-like organism our reader found is a scarlet malachite beetle larva. This specimen isn't considered a pest, so our reader doesn't need to stress about finding it in his house! Continue reading [...]

What is Tiny Brown Worm Found in Carpet?

We think this might be a carpet beetle larva. Since our reader found this worm in her carpet, this seems especially appropriate. Continue reading [...]

Worm On Mattress Is NOT Carpet Beetle Larva

We aren't sure if the creature our reader found on her bed is a moth larva or beetle larva, but we are confident that it isn't a carpet beetle larvae. We think changing her sheets and washing her bedding is a good idea, but we don't think she needs to begin an intense cleaning regime or purchase a new mattress! Continue reading [...]
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Are Tiny Worms Drain Fly Larvae?

A reader recently sent us some photos of worms he found in his bathtub. He wrote, "I believe they may be drain worms. I think there might be eggs around too. Your input would be great." Continue reading [...]
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