Group of Inchworms on Wall

One of our readers recently reached out to us about a group of organisms she discovered on her living room wall. She took a few photographs, removed the organisms, and then called the pest control company. The pest control company told her the organisms were probably millipedes, however this didn’t sound right to our reader. She did some research and read this article about another reader dealing with a similar situation. She wants to know what these organisms are so that she can figure out if this is a larger problem or an isolated incident. She said that she just moved into her house and moisture has been a recurring theme as issues arise. Here is the first photo:

We have seen groups of larvae similar to this on other readers’ walls and ceilings before. In those instances we thought our readers were likely dealing with some sort of moth fly larvae. So, are these moth fly larvae or something else? Here is a photo that shows a bit more detail:

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Although we can’t see too much detail, we do have a better idea of what these organisms look like. They are small and brown. And it appears that they have legs on either ends of their bodies, but none in the middle. We think these are probably inchworms!
Inchworms are the larvae of geometer moths. We aren’t sure why they have gathered on our reader’s wall. There could be some food source lingering there that is invisible to the human eye. We recommend our reader give the wall a thorough cleaning. She should also be sure to seal any cracks or openings in the windows or doorways of her home to ensure future creatures can’t sneak in. Finally, if our reader is dealing with excess moisture in her home, we recommend she purchase and install a dehumidifier to reduce moisture levels! Since most creatures enjoy a moist environment, this might also help make her home less hospitable to worm-like organisms.
To wrap up, one of our readers discovered a group of organisms on her living room wall. We believe these are probably inchworms.

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One of our readers discovered a group of organisms on her living room wall. We believe these are probably inchworms.


  1. Linda

    Karen, first of all your not delusional nor are you paranoid! This has happened to me also & one other to my knowledge with pretty much the same results from Dr.’s & tests, etc, etc.. I’m still looking for help & results! Hang in there & DON’T panic, Panic causes bad decisions. There has to be a reason for this to be happening, keep searching. ( As far as my body, I began using sterile chlorine water to bath in with good results) & using the sterile method for everything!

  2. How do I sub photos

  3. Please help me I have discovered so many different worm like things and larvae throughout my house bed and also coming out of my body!!! My issue 1st started after having an accident at the snow ended up in hospital left with a paper cut and 2 days later was puss infected!!!did some research and thought maybe snow moth/// On bed rest within the month I had larvae in my bed and 2 ulcerative wounds on my ankle with a raised brown worm shaped thing in between and things that looked like little wings only surrounding the area!!! I called a friend we stripped the bed and threw it all out and I went to stay at his place, he was going on a cruise so we bought new linen and I returned home!!! I had another friend looking after me only to find things get worse!!! It’s been over a year now and I’m finding all soughts of different creatures through out my home and my body isn’t healing either:-((( I feel like my home and body is invaded but all tests come back negative but I know I’m not delusional this SHIT IS REAL AND I FEEL LIKE IM STUCK IN HELL:-(((( I’ve lived here for 12 years and never even use to have any problems with flies mosquitos cockroachs or bugs but now I’m finding all kinds of creatures everywhere can you help!!! Yes have bombed the house several times and even pest control out several times/// I’m at my wits end Plz help me???

  4. Jackie clandfield

    Yes I did thank you for your help my friend found a worm like thing in her bed your recherch helped very much

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