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Reader Struggles With Moth Infestation

Today we responded to a reader dealing with a moth infestation. We encourage her to do laundry and clean to eliminate the moths and their larvae, and to take the necessary steps to prevent them from returning. Continue reading [...]

Brown Worm in Toilet Probably An Earthworm

We think the brown worm our reader found in her toilet is probably an earthworm. Readers discover earthworms in their toilets a few times a month, so we don't think our reader has anything to be concerned about! Continue reading [...]

Cream-Colored Worms in Soap Dish Aren’t Parasites

We believe the cream-colored specimens our reader found are either drain fly larvae, maggots, or some other type of larvae. We would recommend using an organic cleaning gel to thoroughly scrub out her kitchen sink and drain, as well as wiping down all the surfaces in her kitchen. Continue reading [...]

What Is “Maggot-Like Worm” In Closet?

We think the creature our reader found in his closet is probably a carpet beetle larva! Although they can be annoying and sometimes destructive, carpet beetle larvae aren't usually considered to be dangerous. Continue reading [...]

Did Reader Find Crane Fly Larvae In Toilet?

We believe the creatures our reader found in his toilet are crane fly larvae! These larvae don't bite, sting, or carry/transmit human diseases! Continue reading [...]

Worms In Shower Are Unrelated to Cats

The organisms our reader found in his shower are drain fly larvae! Drain fly larvae breed and feed on the gunk that builds up inside a drain, so our reader will just need to clean it out in order to say goodbye to them. We are confident that these larvae don't have anything to do with his cats, but if he is worried about his pets we recommend that he have them checked by a vet, just to be sure. Continue reading [...]
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