One of our followers sent us a video via Facebook of a creature she has been coming across in the entryway to her house. She wants to know what they are and why they end up in her house.
The video shows a fat brown creature, with a definite anterior head and two dots on its backside. Its underside is a lighter brown color, and it has legs. It looks like a grub or a caterpillar. Both grubs and caterpillars are actually larvae, not worms. Caterpillars are moth larvae, and grubs eventually develop into beetles. Based on the texture and shape of the creature in the video, we gravitate towards identifying it as a grub. However, this could also be a cutworm, which is a type of caterpillar.
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Whether it is the larva of a caterpillar or a beetle, it is likely in her home for similar reasons, to eat. There is likely some sort of food source that these larvae are feeding on. This could be decaying organic matter, dust particles, dirt, or any other small mess that has been left unattended. Our reader should thoroughly clean her house and try to eliminate the food source. These specimens could also be entering through a door or window that isn’t properly sealed. Checking the weather stripping and fixing any discrepancies will solve this problem.
To end, a reader has been finding small brown worm-like organisms in her house entryway. We believe these are either grubs or caterpillars.
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