Eggs of some kind of organism have been found in between the window panes on this reader’s back porch door. Although it is difficult to see from the photos, one can make out white specks on the rim of the window’s inside, and our reader is asking us to let her know how she can clean the inside.
In addition to the context above and the pictures she sent in, our reader mentions that in between the window panes there is also a shade, though she does not link any correlation between this fact and the discovery of the eggs. Perhaps this would make disassembling the door easier, as one should be able to replace the shade. That said, it must be stated that while we know a fair bit about worms and all the related critters, we are not equipped to give our reader instructions on how to dismantle a door; that is just not our area of expertise. Our reader is much better off calling a professional who will be able to take out the window panes for a proper clean. We do not want to give any faulty advice that might lead to our reader accidentally damaging the window or door.
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On another note, we read a post on a forum concerning window cleaning that suggested that white specks on one’s window may be “water deposits” which are made up of ‘hard water’. Hard water is water that has passed through any one of a variety of channels to become enriched with calcium or magnesium, and when dry it can leave behind little white spots. The chemistry is more complicated than this, but just as windows are not one of our strong points, neither is chemistry. However, if our reader is certain that these are eggs, then we recommend that she does call a professional and get the window taken out properly so that the inside can be cleaned. We suggest that she perhaps wait a bit and see if there are any other organisms in the window or if the eggs hatch; if they do, the creatures might leave on their own.
To conclude, it is unfortunate that we cannot directly help our reader with her window problem. It is simply not within our capabilities, nor are we qualified to give this kind of help. We hope for our reader’s sake that these turn out to be water deposits, and that she does not have to do anything about it, but otherwise we hope that she get this issue resolved quickly!
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