Grey worm-like creatures in pet bed are possibly flea larvae

One of our readers wrote to us about some grey worm-like creatures that she recently found on her dog’s bed. When she went to wash the bedding, she saw these creatures and is very curious as to what they may be. There was not a picture to go along with her questions, but it is possible that these critters are flea larvae.

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Flea larvae are often found on pet bedding, carpet, or any furniture that our reader’s pets may have access to. Many pet owners often find flea larvae in their own beds if their pets have a tendency to sleep with them.


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These larvae are very small and generally only grow to be a few millimeters in length. Flea larvae can be found in many different colors such as black, brown, or grey as our reader has found. They are often confused for worms.

When flea larvae do appear on pet bedding, it is more than likely that the animal is infested with fleas. Our reader’s home could now be infested as well. Fleas are pesky little creatures and can be taken care in a way that our reader sees most fit for their home and their pet.

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