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Striped, Brown Bug Found Near Closet is a Carpet Beetle Larva

“The below was found on a carpet near a clothing closet in Manhattan, NYC”, writes this reader in her submission regarding the creature pictured below. “Please advise. Thank you!” The creature in question appears to be striped, with alternating colors of beige and brown, and has an ovate, bristly body. Based on its appearance alone, we would say that this is a carpet beetle larva, though the location it was found in also supports this conclusion.

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Bristly Bug with Prolegs is a Carpet Beetle Larva

“What is this bug?” is all this reader asks in her submission. She refers to the creature pictured below, which is brown in color, and appears to have bristles and three pairs of prolegs.

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Translucent, Pink-white Worm Found in Toilet May be an Earthworm

“What is this worm?” asks this reader in her submission regarding the long, translucent worm pictured below. “I am not sick – no symptoms of gastric problems.”

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Brown, Segmented Worms with Hair on Tails Swarming Home are Carpet Beetle Larvae

“These are tiny, brown segmented worms”, states this reader in her submission regarding the creature pictured below. “They have something like hair at the ends of their tails.”

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Cream-colored Worms Found Inside a Two Year-old Bar of Soap

“What are the cream-colored worms I found in an old chunk of ‘natural soap’?” asks this reader about the organisms pictured below. “I live in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario, Canada.”

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Dried, Dead Worms Found Next to Houseplant are Caterpillars

“I was wondering if you could ID some worms that came out of a houseplant”, states this reader in her submission regarding the brownish-red creature pictured below. “I came across your website and you guys do amazing work!”

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Long-tailed, Black and White-striped Worms Found on Bathroom Floor are a Mystery

“Found about 10 of these on my bathroom floor”, states this reader about the black and white-striped worm-like creatures pictured below. “Less than a centimeter each.”

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Yellow and Red Worms Found on Flowers are Likely Caterpillars

“What type of worm is this and will I need to spray to get rid of them?” asks this reader about the yellow and red worm-like creature pictured below. “I bought flowers on a Friday evening and didn’t realize that little worms were all over them until Sunday when I found them crawling on my table.”

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Red-headed, Translucent Worm Found in Bug Enclosure is a Casemaking Clothes Moth Caterpillar

“I would love to know what these are and if they are harmful to my other specimens”, states this reader in her submission regarding the semi-transparent, yellow, worm-like creature with a red head pictured below. It is a bit difficult to spot among all the dark objects in the photo, but in the center you can see the clear worm-like critter making its way between these objects.”

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White Pieces of Hair and Lint Move Like Worms and Infest This Woman’s Home

“I found these clear strands (worms?) on every item of fabric in my home”, states this reader in Hawaii. “They are on my clothes, rugs, couches, and towels. EVERYTHING! They attach on one end and stick out of the fabric. They are very thin, like hair, but kind of kinky.”

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Swarm of Translucent Worms Found Around Bed are Flea Larvae

“I found a tiny worm swarm around our bed”, states this reader about the translucent worm-like creature below. “I hadn’t noticed this until I saw my floor covered with a bunch of worms/larvae.”

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Bug with Reddish Brown Markings on Back Could be a Common Red Soldier Beetle

“I’m wondering what kind of bug this is”, states this reader about the little, brownish insect pictured below. “It looks more like a soft-winged flower beetle. I think it has six legs total, although it is hard to see from the pictures.

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Tiny Black Worms Crawling Down Long Web String are Caterpillars

“I have tiny black worms that are crawling down a long web string”, reports this reader in Wollongong, Australia. “The string seems to be getting longer. It starts on my downlight and almost reaches the floor.”

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Brown-striped Bugs Found on Ceiling are Carpet Beetle Larvae

“Over the last couple of days, I have been finding two-to-four of these bugs walking around on my ceiling”, states this reader in her submission regarding the light brown, striped organism pictured below. “Do you know what they are and how I can get rid of them?” she asks.

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Two-inch Black Worm Found in Living Room Could Be a Millipede

“Last night we found a small (maybe two inches long) worm-like thing squiggling in our living room”, states this reader in his submission. “Is this a worm? Parasite? Small snake?” he asks about the creature, which he describes as “charcoal-to-blackish grey.”

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Bristly, Dark Brown Creatures Crawling All Over Bathroom are Carpet Beetle Larvae

“I keep finding these small caterpillar-like bugs in my bathroom”, states this reader in her submission regarding the bristly, brown worm-like creature pictured below. “Found two in the bathtub, one in the toilet and most just crawling on the tile floor.”

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Semi-transparent Larva with Black Head Found on Shower Curtain Could Be Flea Larva

“This worm/larva was found crawling up a shower curtain”, states this reader living North of the 45th parallel. “Any ideas what it might be?” he asks. No further context is provided, but the photo below depicts the white, semi-transparent organism our reader is asking about.

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Plethora of Organisms and Strange Matter Has Taken Over Woman’s Home

“I cannot help but see all these things that I have never seen before in the twenty years we have been here”, states this reader about the plethora of organisms and strange things she has been finding throughout her home. “Please help me to know what we have in our house as well as on my body.”

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Pink Bugs with Six Legs and Spiky Rear are Scarlet Malachite Beetle Larvae

“Since we moved in, I’ve been seeing these bugs on walls that look like red worms with a black head”, states this reader in her submission. “Please help me identify the bug if you can, it would mean a lot. We just recently moved into a new house that we completely renovated before that, down to the brick and complete installations.”

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Small, Skinny Worms Found on Boots and Stuffed Animals are Likely Clothes Pests

“I have found what looks like a skinny, small worm”, states this reader in Queens, New York. She has not attached any photos, but asks that we provide her any information we can give, “which hopefully would include why this happens.”